Black Truffle stayed on from an uncompromising position to take second place behind The Great Gabrial at Ayr and should again beat third Nordikhab but LUCY BEE stayed on dourly to land the spoils at Ayr last week and looks back to her best. Keith Dalgleish's filly already has a course victory to her name and can defy the penalty, despite a modest draw. Dancing Welcome and Bang Tidy are others who have shown a liking for this course and in the past and both ran well enough last time to suggest they can get into the argument while Admirals Walk was beaten less than a length at Lingfield on Saturday and should figure if making a swift reappearance.
Piccolo Mondo 8-1 (9-2) Chased leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 5th of 13, 1l behind Tevez (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Dancing Welcome 9-2 (9-1) Held up in last trio and off the pace, ridden inside final 3f, headway soon after, chased winner over 1f out, strong challenge close home, just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind For Shia And Lula (9-7) at Brighton 7f sell hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Loyal N Trusted 14-1 (9-10) In touch, ridden and stayed on to 3rd over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 8l behind The Mongoose (9-4) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Bang Tidy (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Angel Cake (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Lucy Bee 18-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, pushed along in 5th 3f out, ridden and went 2nd 2f out, driven to lead over 1f out, stayed on and held on close home, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Lil Sophella (9-1) by nk, 11 ran.
Time Medicean 7-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, weakened halfway, 8th of 9, 14l behind Dangerous Age (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
High On The Hog (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, lost place over 4f out, 11th of 13, 21l behind Pelmanism (10-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Moe's Place (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden on outside over 1f out, kept on to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Marcus Caesar (9-0) at Thirsk 7f 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Black Truffle 5-1 (9-0) Dwelt and short of room start, in rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, ran on to go 2nd, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind The Great Gabrial (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Nordikhab (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 5l behind The Great Gabrial (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Admirals Walk (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) Prominent, led halfway, hard pressed from 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind King Of Wing (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Marshall Art 50-1 (9-6) Went right start, led, pushed along well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened to 4th final 100 yards, 4th of 12, 7l behind Angel Cake (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Jul.