As long as the betting agrees, it might be worth chancing the first-time blinkered VENUS EMPRESS. Ed McMahon's filly is nicely bred and she has already shown promise, not least at Wolverhampton last time when third to Two Feet Of Snow. Also trying headgear is the dropping in trip Glenns Princess, whilst Millies Dancer comes a fair way north for what looks a modest race and the jockey booking looks a positive. Vienna Woods is back from a break and connections mean business by booking Philip Makin and along with Never Can Stop he looks a danger to all.
Never Can Stop 8-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 6l behind Golden Tempest (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Comrade Bond 11-2 (9-1) Went left start, chased leaders, ridden one pace and no impression over 1f out, 6th of 8, 6l behind Brave Tiger (7-12) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Vienna Woods (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Held up in touch and keen, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 19, 11l behind Sweet Cheeks (8-6) at York 6f 2yo sll (4) gd in Jun.
Je Suis Unrockstar 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 18l behind Empress Royal (9-2) at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Bonjour Bongee 12-1 (9-1) Pushed along towards rear, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 15l behind Empress Royal (9-2) at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Venus Empress 7-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden to modest 2nd just over 1f out until inside final furlong, kept on same pace after, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Two Feet Of Snow (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo fll sell stks (6) pol in Aug.
One Cool Bex 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway on outside 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, every chance well inside final furlong, not pace of winner final 50 yards, 3rd of 15, 1l behind Ruby Alexander (9-2) at Bath 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Moving Picture 12-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, went prominent 3f out, bumped well over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 18l behind Hayley Cropper (8-6) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn clm (6) gd in Jun.
Glenns Princess 9-1 (8-7) Chased leader until halfway, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 15, 22l behind Sky Diamond (8-12) at Leicester 7f 2yo sll (6) sft in Aug.
Ignore The Advice (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Chased leading pair, went 2nd halfway until over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Saxonette (8-6) at Lingfield 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Shy Bird 40-1 (8-9) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, 11th of 14, 17l behind Empress Royal (9-2) at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Bendigedig 40-1 (8-5) Dwelt, held up and always behind, last of 8, 12l behind Sacrosanctus (9-7) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Running Water 100-1 (8-12) Behind and outpaced, tailed off halfway, 13th of 14, 16l behind Robert The Painter (9-0) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Crazy In Love 50-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 23l behind Jameela Girl (9-6) at Goodwood 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Sarandjam 12-1 (8-0) Bumped and pushed left start, towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, no chance, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Brave Tiger (7-12) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Millies Dancer (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 13l behind Finoon (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) sft in Aug.
Muse To Use 25-1 (8-4) Keen tracked leaders, led halfway, edged right and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 15, 11l behind Sky Diamond (8-12) at Leicester 7f 2yo sll (6) sft in Aug.