Mayfield Girl landed a nursery on soft ground at York but didn't enjoy the quicker going on a return visit when over 3l behind today's rival Lady Poppy, who blasted out of the stalls and made all. Storm Moon scored at Musselburgh and Southwell before being outclassed in Listed and Group 2 company but Botanic Garden appeared to appreciate soft ground when scoring at Chester and couldn't quite replicate that at Sandown. LASTCHANCELUCAS scored twice over this trip in May and was sent to Epsom for a 6f Listed event which proved beyond him. Back over the minimum trip on quick ground he's handed the vote with his young rider's claim a bonus.
Botanic Garden 10-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, disputing 3rd on rail, one pace when switched right to rail over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Morawij (9-2) at Sandown 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Jul.
Lucky Beggar (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on outside and edged left over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final strides, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Liber (9-2) at Bath 5f 2yo nov stk (4) fm in Jul.
Storm Moon (USA) 25-1 (9-1) Raced centre, led group until ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 9l behind Reckless Abandon (9-1) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gs in Jun.
Lastchancelucas 13-2 (9-0) Led 2f, chased leader until 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 5th of 7, 9l behind Chilworth Icon (9-0) at Epsom Downs 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gf in Jun.
Polski Max 7-2 (9-4) Disputed lead until driven and outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, weakened well inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Royal Rascal (8-13) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Mayfield Girl (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Soon outpaced and behind, headway under pressure 2f out, ridden and stayed on to chase leading pair 1f out, no impression when lost 3rd post, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Lady Poppy (8-11) at York 5f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Lady Poppy 5-1 (8-11) Made all, ridden 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at York 5f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul beating Bispham Green (8-7) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Rhagori Aur 25-1 (8-2) Raced centre, went right start, always behind, 21st of 22, 19l behind Body And Soul (7-12) at Newbury 5f 2yo aut (2) hvy in Jul.
Rat Catcher (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) With winner until over 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, no extra, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Lady Ibrox (8-9) at Chester 5f 2yo stks (2) sft in Jul.