An unappetising contest as evidenced by the 9-7 allocation of topweight to Porteus based primarily on a fair second to Smugglers Gold in a Windsor seller. He has shown little since whilst Kitty Brown was well behind the selection in that Windsor contest and is now equipped with a first-time visor to sharpen her up. Both are taken on with RED DAKOTA, Alan McCabe's Clodovil filly was only eighth of 11 at Thirsk last time behind Love In The Desert over the minimum trip but the form of that contest is working out extremely well. She is worth taking a chance with here upped to 7f for the first time on the back of that acceptable effort. The remainder cannot be supported with confidence on achievements to date.
Porteous 16-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, effort on outside over 2f out, no impression, well held final furlong, 6th of 7, 7l behind Culdaff (9-3) at Haydock 7f 2yo hcp (3) gf.
Kitty Brown (IRE) 8-1 (7-10) Outpaced, last of 7, 19l behind Mecca's Angel (9-7) at Southwell 5f 2yo hcp (6) fbs.
Red Dakota (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden 2f out, edged left and weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 9l behind Love In The Desert (9-0) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
It's All A Game 14-1 (7-7) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 13l behind Latenightrequest (8-10) at Ayr 7f 2yo hcp (5) gf.
Jazzy Lady (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Awkwardly away in rear, outpaced from halfway, last of 10, 20l behind Sakuramachi (8-6) at Leicester 6f 2yo sll (5) gf.
Astral Pursuits 66-1 (7-13) Always towards rear, 8th of 10, 18l behind Sakuramachi (8-6) at Leicester 6f 2yo sll (5) gf.