The Noseda team is enjoying a splendid run and it would not surprise to see RIO GRANDE return from a 99-day absence to add to the stable tally. Clearly well-regarded, he was strongly supported second-time up in a decent Newmarket maiden won by Democretes and was still only beaten a length and a half. This looks a nice return opportunity for the son of Invincible Spirit. Pea Shooter returned from an absence to deliver a mid-division finish behind Gusto at Haydock and should be cherry-ripe as a result. Paul Hanagan chooses newcomer Lisiere in preference to promising stable companion Personal Touch and she can't be ignored, especially if the market speaks in her favour.
I'll Be Good 13-2 (9-7) With leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon lost place and behind, last of 6, 7l behind Son Du Silence (9-2) at Newcastle 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Pea Shooter 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 10, 8l behind Gusto (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Personal Touch 4-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden and every chance from 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Foxtrot Romeo (9-3) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Rio Grande 15-8fav (9-3) Took keen hold tracking leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, unable to quicken, 6th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Democretes (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Dreaming Of Rubies Oasis Dream filly out of Rubies From Burma.
First Phase 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 6, hd behind True Bond (8-11) at Beverley 5f 2yo stks (5) sft in Aug.
Lisiere (IRE) Excellent Art filly out of Sahara Sky.