SCOTTISH BOOGIE is taken to land the spoils with Landowner and Pictures others for the shortlist. The selection has raced on fast ground previously but there is plenty of encouragement on the dam side of the pedigree to suggest that today's surface will not be a problem. Landowner appears likely to set the fractions. This will be a good effort to give weight all around to unexposed rivals. Pictures is from a yard noted for their ability to farm handicaps. She has had three runs at relatively unfashionable tracks so the market is watched. Dormer Fleet was able to take full advantage of a good draw at Nottingham to win over six furlongs on soft ground. Things will not be so easy on this instance. Hellenio is a half-brother to Kootenay. Rated just 60; he receives lumps of weight from the market principals. Amno Dancer steps up in trip and has to be respected given the recent form of the Mark Tompkins stable. A trappy affair with the ground likely to play a major role in the destiny of it and for this reason, we are with Scottish Boogie.
Landowner 9-2fav (9-4) Made most, hard pressed over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure from over 1f out, just held on, won at Pontefract 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Mason Hindmarsh (8-0) by nk, 13 ran.
Dormer Fleet 8-1 (8-11) With leaders, led over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft beating Jozafeen (8-4) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Pictures (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, no impression final 1f, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Alice Alleyne (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Amno Dancer (IRE) 10-3 (8-11) Mid-division, beaten over 1f out, 8th of 12, 9l behind Durham Express (9-1) at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Sep.
Scottish Boogie (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Exceedingly Bold (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Hellenio 12-1 (8-8) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, not quicken, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Pintura (9-5) at Warwick 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Emma Dora (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Soon prominent, hard ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 14, 6l behind Agony And Ecstasy (9-7) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Rosedale 8-1 (8-3) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, hung right and ran on towards finish, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Angel Of Fashion (9-4) at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Carlcol Girl 66-1 (7-8) Slowly away, always in rear, 13th of 14, 22l behind Agony And Ecstasy (9-7) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.