IDLE CURIOSITY won at Ffos Las in July and found only one too good off today's higher mark at Brighton last time. Jim Boyle's filly has decent claims in similar company and is just preferred to Gregori. The latter showed a bit more at Wolverhampton last week and can race off a 6lb lower mark with an apprentice's allowance taken into account. Multitask will take advantage of his tumble down the weights before long and Sunny Hollow finished runner-up over track and trip in June.
Idle Curiosity (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Artful Lady (9-5) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Assertive Agent 16-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden and chased leaders 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 9l behind The Mongoose (9-4) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Gregori (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Chased leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Burren View Lady (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Multitask 14-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, switched left to challenge over 1f out, soon hung left, one pace, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Commandingpresence (9-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Sunny Hollow 11-4fav (8-10) Prominent, pushed along 3f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 12l behind Edged Out (9-7) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.
New Rich 7-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Perfect Mission (9-11) at Salisbury 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Imperial Spirit 12-1 (8-10) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no chance with winner, lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Marmalady (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Scarlet Strand 50-1 (8-2) Towards rear, one pace and no impression final furlong, 7th of 11, 5l behind Gran Canaria Queen (8-10) at Haydock 5f fll hcp (5) gd.
Little Miss Zuri (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 9l behind Lager Time (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.