PATSY CLINE went close dropped in a novices handicap over a shorter trip at this track last month. The Irish import can open her account on only her second start for John Flint. Queen Of The West finished a creditable third on her hurdling bow at Uttoxeter and the points winner should appreciate today's longer trip. Courting Whitney has a penalty to overcome for her recent success at Worcester though she did come home a clear winner while Molly Oscar is one to note on her hurdling bow after fading quickly in the closing stages of a bumper at Southwell last month.
Courting Whitney (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Held up in last pair, smooth headway 3 out, went 2nd before next, led on bit before last, soon clear, unextended, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul beating The Goldmeister (10-13) by 13l, 11 ran.
Buyers Premium 66-1 (10-5) Mistake 1st, behind, outpaced 3 out, tailed off next, 8th of 13, well behind Special Account (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Cailin Ceol (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Mid-division, weakened 3 out, 11th of 14, well behind Trackmate (11-8) at Stratford 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jul.
Charlies Lady 200-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, lost place after 4th, behind from next, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Piment D'estruval (10-7) at Stratford 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Fashion Faux Pas (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, struggling next, 8th of 12, 25l behind Trop Fort (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nh nov hdl (3) gd.
Molly Oscar (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 11, 31l behind Springinherstep (10-12) at Southwell 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Jul.
Patsy Cline (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden and headway after 2 out, chased leading trio before last, rallied to take 2nd flat, not reached winner, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Trackmate (11-8) at Stratford 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jul.
Performance Review (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Towards rear, headway before 3 out, ridden next, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 24l behind Well Sharp (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Queen Of The West (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, junped right 2nd, ridden and one pace after 3 out, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Western Approaches (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Roseini (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) Towards rear, weakened from 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Western Approaches (11-3) at Stratford 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd.