Mill End Dancer beat Perfect Words, only beaten half-a-length at Catterick last time, by a length-and-a-quarter at Musselburgh in August but there may not be much between the pair on today's revised terms. Dream Vale, another recent Catterick second, is back over her winning trip but Skidby Mill has gone backwards since winning at Thirsk last month and Jet Acclaim is blinkered after a couple of disappointing runs on the Polytrack. BEACON TARN's fifth at Nottingham was easily her best run to date and the penny may have finally dropped now. She looks fairly treated on her handicap debut and can beat more exposed rivals.
Perfect Words (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Iwilsayzisonlyonce (8-13) at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Dream Vale (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway to lead over 1f out, ridden and headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Mixed Message (9-5) at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Skidby Mill (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and no impression when edged left inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind The Obvious Choice (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Jet Acclaim (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 8, 5l behind Hardy Blue (8-10) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Beacon Tarn 66-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Senator Bong (9-3) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Salvatore Fury (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Tussie Mussie (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Troy Boy 40-1 (9-3) Prominent, lost place 2f out, no impression final furlong, last of 7, 10l behind Shrimpton (8-12) at York 5f 2yo mdn (4) hvy.
Grand Jipeck (IRE) 15-2 (8-8) Dwelt, chased leaders in 6th when clipped heels and unseated rider over 4f out, in a race won by Mixed Message (9-5) at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft, 10 ran.
Mill End Dancer 14-1 (8-1) In touch, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug beating Perfect Words (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Angel Grigio 20-1 (9-0) Led near side trio until over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 9, 16l behind Eminently (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) hvy in Sep.