Istimraar has been placed twice over 7f on Turf but was a huge disappointment when sent off favourite for a nursery at Yarmouth last time and Silvestre De Sousa has opted to ride Godolphin's other runner, newcomer Francistown, instead. He's by Cape Cross out of Sadler's Wells mare so could be useful. But Mark Johnston's filly MODERN ART has an even more impressive pedigree and should have more speed at this stage of her career. She gets the nod with Byron Gala still beaten 12 lengths despite finishing second here last month. Heska looks best of the rest.
Byron Gala 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, edged right over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 12l behind Toast Of New York (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Francistown (IRE) Cape Cross colt out of Dove.
Heska (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Held up, headway on outside over 6f out, chased leaders 5f out, ridden along 3f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Hard Divorce (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Istimraar (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 17l behind Meeting Waters (8-4) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Palace Dragon (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Always in rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 20l behind Alex Vino (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Right Behind You 25-1 (9-0) Dwelt outpaced throughout, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Bow Creek (9-0) at Chester 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Modern Art New Approach filly out of Galipette.