MINORITY INTEREST's only defeat in three came in a Newbury Class 5 event and his two recent victories have been at this level. He receives no penalty for last week's Nottingham victory and, with Oisin Murphy again doing the steering, another success looks on the agenda. Sixties Queen almost lost her maiden tag at Nottingham on Friday but was caught right on the line. The going was soft on that occasion and she may be better suited by those conditions, a remark that may also apply to Hermosa Vaquera. Loucal generally does well in this grade and his last two runs have been at a slightly higher level.
Minority Interest 3-1fav (9-5) Made all, clear with one other 5f out, ridden and ran on, won at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Miss Blink (9-1) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Hermosa Vaquera (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders halfway, one pace under pressure when hung left over 1f out, 4th and one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Beacon Lady (9-13) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Loucal 11-2 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 7l behind Mazaaher (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Xclusive 14-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 19l behind Woody Bay (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Rocco Breeze (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 9th of 14, 12l behind Welsh Nayber (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul '12.
Walter De La Mare (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Slowly intto stride, soon chasing leaders, went 2nd 6f out, lost 2nd over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 9l behind Whinging Willie (10-5) at Brighton 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Sixties Queen 14-1 (8-2) Raced wide, close up, ridden and headway to lead over 2f out, edged left and headed post, 2nd of 7, hd behind Artful Prince (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Eyeline 8-1 (8-7) Led, kicked on 4f out, driven along over 2f out, headed 1f out, soon no chance with winner, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Portrait (9-7) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.
Penang Power 16-1 (8-11) Dwelt, chased leaders, effort over 2f out,weakened over 1f out, 4th of 8, 6l behind Calm Attitude (9-6) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-55 (6) sft.