It would be no surprise to see a better effort from Lucky Money with his stable in flying form, but he faces four previous winners here. Stellar Express improved to win at Chester last time but this is tougher, while Alabanda makes her handicap debut after landing a Thirsk maiden. Ayr winner Ladykin finished a creditable third in better company at Newmarket last time and has leading claims, but PRIDE AND JOY is just preferred. He scored at Brighton before his close-up fifth in a higher grade nursery at Goodwood and might just have the edge racing off the same mark today.
Ladykin (IRE) 5-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, hard driven over 2f out, soon hung left, stayed on well closing stages, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Overpowered (8-8) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Alabanda (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, clear and edged right inside final furlong, won at Thirsk 7f 2yo stks (4) gd in Jul beating Bountiful Girl (9-0) by 3l, 13 ran.
Pride And Joy (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Slowly away, behind, not clear run inside final 2f, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 5th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Goldoni (8-5) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Lucky Money 11-10fav (9-3) Tracked leading pair on outside, hung right on bend 4f out, hung left on camber from 3f out, no chance with leading duo over 1f out, weakened to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 14l behind Producer (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Stellar Express (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Made all, driven over 2f out, clear entering final furlong, redily, won at Chester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul beating Arley Hall (8-12) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Ernest Speak (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Led, headed over 4f out, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 43l behind Act Your Shoe Size (9-2) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp (5) sft in Jul.