This looks a particularly weak affair and it will be disappointing if DORKAS, second three times in as many starts and only beaten a neck at Worcester earlier this month, can't get the better of Lola Galli in what looks a virtual match. David Pipe's mare was third at Worcester in June and is the only other of these to have shown any worthwhile form while the pedigree of newcomer Musselwick Bay is nothing special.
Fireweld 33-1 (10-1) Tracked leading pair, outpaced over 2f out, soon lost place, no chance with front trio over 1f out, 4th of 5, 21l behind Chalk It Down (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (5) gf.
Lola Galli 13-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Shuil Gealach (10-12) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Jun.
Musselwick Bay Dreams End mare out of Midnight May.
Wave The Grapes 4-1 (10-12) Led for 2f, prominent, led again halfway until 7f out, led again 5f out, headed over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Monita Bonita (10-10) at Southwell 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Jul.
Dorkas 11-4 (10-11) Mid-division, headway 10f out, lost place 8f out, ridden and headway on inside over 3f out, led over 2f out, edged right inside final furlong, soon headed, held close home, 2nd of 10, nk behind Miss Sassypants (10-11) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gd.
Little Windsor 16-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders on outside, pushed along 7f out, lost place 6f out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Noir Girl (10-4) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gd.