Limegrove won a claimer here on her latest start but will find life tougher in this company. Both Flicksta and Flashy Queen went close on Turf last time and step back up a furlong for this but 5f winner Madagascar Moll has been well beaten in handicaps since landing her maiden. LAWYER will need to improve to open his account but may well do so after competing in maiden races at Ascot and Newmarket. Luca Cumani's colt gets the vote on his handicap bow ahead of another likely improver in Dream Silka.
Flicksta (USA) 7-1 (9-5) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, nk behind Alfie Lunete (9-2) at Chepstow 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Flashy Queen (IRE) 7-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Penny's Boy (8-11) at Brighton 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf.
Madagascar Moll (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) In touch, hung left from halfway, soon lost place, last of 8, 8l behind Kirtling Belle (8-9) at Newcastle 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Lawyer (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Stumbled start, chased leaders, lost place 2f out, 8th of 10, 6l behind Ghazi (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Limegrove 3-1 (7-12) Held up, headway when not much room and switched right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo clm stks (6) pol beating Little Big Man (8-5) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
The Dukkerer (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Vallila (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Dream Sika (IRE) Evensfav (9-2) Took keen hold tracking leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 3 1/2l behind Notnow Penny (7-12) at Chepstow 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Lazy Sioux 6-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, behind, some headway halfway and soon pushed along, ridden well over 1f out, weakened soon after, last of 10, 23l behind Damaah (8-4) at Carlisle 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Valued Opinion (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) With leader, driven 2f out, ridden and stayed on to press for 2nd final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Song of Rowland (9-0) at Thirsk 6f Maiden Claiming Stakes (2yo) (4) gd in Aug.
Red Oasis 150-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, not much room and switched right over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 15, 23l behind Jallota (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.