GLADIATRIX finished second over C&D in June. She ran out of steam in the closing stages in the testing going but better ground today coupled with an apprentice's 5lb claim should see her hang on for victory this time. Polytrack winner Auntie Mabel is also aided by a 7lb claimer and she should be in the mix once again while Ficelle was only beaten a length in soft ground at Ffos Las recently and can figure. Aubrietia scored under today's apprentice at Nottingham last Friday but has a penalty to contend with here.
Oh So Quaint (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Towards rear, never a factor, 12th of 17, 10l behind Queen Grace (9-7) at Tipperary 5f hcp 47-70 gd in May.
Gladiatrix 14-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, led and edged left over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no impression on winner towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Minalisa (9-0) at Warwick 6f fll mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.
Ficelle (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 7, 1l behind My Meteor (9-10) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Auntie Mabel 6-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, closed 2f out, led 1f out, stayed on, won at Kempton 6f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol beating Demoiselle Bond (8-8) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Lord Paget 25-1 (8-12) Dwelt, towards rear and pushed along, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 7l behind New Decade (9-3) at Warwick 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jun.
Aubrietia 7-1 (8-1) Made virtually all, ridden 2f out, soon edged left, hung right over 1f out, pushed out, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Arch Walker (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
George Fenton 12-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Amis Reunis (9-3) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Minty Jones 20-1 (8-9) Dwelt, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Daddy Warbucks (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Big Sylv (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden halfway, never on terms, 7th of 13, 7l behind Jay Kay (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Simpson Millar 33-1 (7-13) Mid-division, weakened well over 1f out, 13th of 15, 32l behind Sweetnessandlight (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
First Rebellion 7-1 (8-9) Slight lead for 2f, with leader, stayed alone on far side in straight, ridden and on terms 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Kashmiri Star (9-2) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gs.
Red All Over (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon lost place, 9th of 11, 18l behind Evanescent (9-3) at Thirsk 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.