It's a brave punter who ignores a Serena Brotherton-ridden challenger in these lady amateurs' races and Kudu Country certainly has claims after his second at Pontefract. Merchant of Medici surely deserves a change of luck while Aldwick Bay was only beaten a couple of lengths at Catterick last time. Harriet Bethell has won five times on Fujin Dancer over hurdles and on the Flat and Elizabeth Coffee is bidding for her third win of the summer. NANTON keeps defying his years and, though this is on the short side for him, he'll enjoy the long straight and it's not difficult to the veteran grey powering past these inside the final furlong.
Nanton (USA) 6-1 (9-9) Held up behind, ridden 2f out, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Frontline Phantom (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp (5) gd.
Aldwick Bay (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, soon edged left, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Arabian Beauty (9-10) at Catterick 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Fujin Dancer (FR) 20-1 (8-10) Always in rear, 7th of 8, 15l behind Linguine (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Pertuis (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway on outside 5f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 17l behind Arabian Beauty (9-10) at Catterick 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Run Fat Lass Run 10-1 (9-2) Steadied start in touch in rear, ridden 2f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Arrowzone (9-7) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Kudu Country (IRE) 4-1 (10-8) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Silver Alliance (11-7) at Pontefract 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
On The Hoof 14-1 (9-2) In touch on inside, lost place 3f out, soon behind, last of 12, 16l behind Frontline Phantom (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp (5) gd.
Merchant Of Medici 12-1 (9-8) Always prominent, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Arabian Beauty (9-10) at Catterick 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Elizabeth Coffee (IRE) 5-1 (7-13) Very slowly away, in rear, tracked leaders after about 3f, weakened over 3f out, last of 5, well behind Wilhana (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 4f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf in Jul.
Valentine's Gift 14-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, kept on and no impression, 7th of 13, 8l behind Valantino Oyster (10-4) at Beverley 1m 2f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Al Furat (USA) 5-1 (10-4) Dwelt, held up, headway over 1f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 12, 7l behind Sky Crossing (10-2) at Redcar 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Edas 6-1 (9-10) Mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, not able to get on terms, 7th of 11, 3l behind Think (9-9) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.