The Sixties had every chance in a weaker race at Yarmouth on Wednesday but was again found wanting. Mel Brittain's pair Mayfield Girl and Lucky Lodge are also starting to look a little exposed but the consistent Forray won't be far away again and he's preferred to Musselburgh scorer Starbotton. BLUE LOTUS has the beating of the latter on Doncaster running in May and showed battling qualities to get off the mark in the soft at Carlisle last month. Tim Easterby's gelding looks the one to be on here.
Botanic Garden 10-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, disputing 3rd on rail, one pace when switched right to rail over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Morawij (9-2) at Sandown 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd.
Forray 2-1fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon edged right, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Body And Soul (9-0) at Thirsk 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gs in Jun.
Mayfield Girl (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, kept on final furlong, no impression, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Body And Soul (9-0) at Thirsk 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gs in Jun.
The Sixties 2-1fav (9-3) Led, hard pressed from halfway, headed entering final furlong, rallied closing stages, just failed, 2nd of 9, ns behind Uncomplicated (8-12) at Yarmouth 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft.
Blue Lotus (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Prominent on inside, driven to challenge entering final furlong, stayed on under pressure to lead well inside final furlong, won at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Jun beating Boom And Bloom (8-11) by hd, 8 ran.
Lucky Lodge 9-4fav (8-9) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on, just held on, won at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun beating Annie Gogh (8-7) by hd, 11 ran.
Starbotton 28-1 (8-6) Made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Jun beating Bonnie Lesley (8-5) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Bispham Green 8-1 (9-3) Led 2f, remained prominent, led again over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind The Taj (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jun.