Beat The Bell is top weight in this contest having gained seven pounds for a one and a quarter length victory over Cornus, but we feel ORANGE PIP and Night Affair could provide a stiff challenge. Beat The Bell won well at Folkestone over faster ground and is difficult to overlook having gained two wins out of three races. Orange Pip gains our vote after an impressive win on her seasonal reappearance at Lingfield on the all-weather track. The chestnut mare who was previously trained by Richard Hannon won in her first outing for Peter Makin. Both Misaro and Kyllachy Storm have won over course and distance before, with Kyllachy Storm having won twice here in May 2009. However, Kyllachy Storm has generally not performed as well since, with the exception of a victory at Kempton in April. Considering the competition it will really depend upon who gets the best start and Palisades Park has a potentially advantageous draw. Orange Pip was very quickly away the last time we saw her from a wide draw and therefore Orange Pip is our pick for the final race of the meeting at Bath.
Beat The Bell 5-4fav (8-13) Tracked leader 2f, intouch, pushed along over 2f out, not much room when challenging over 1f, led 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr beating Cornus (8-4) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Orange Pip 7-2 (9-4) Quickly away, soon got over from wide draw, made virtually all, hung right on bend well over 1f out, ridden over 1f out, clear and in command when hung right final furlong, won at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Mar beating Romantic Queen (8-7) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Palisades Park 11-4 (9-7) Broke well, soon held up in rear, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, switched back right and headway when hampered inside final furlong, not recover, 5th of 6, 6l behind Duchess Dora (8-13) at Sandown 5f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Aug.
Misaro (GER) 7-2 (8-8) Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders on outside, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 9l behind Rocker (8-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) std.
Night Affair 11-2 (9-4) With winner, given every chance over 1f, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Mythical Blue (9-1) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Kyllachy Storm 9-2 (9-4) Held up behind leaders, headway halfway, pressed leaders 2f out 3rd, one pace and no impression over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Sometsuke (9-2) at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.