ISABELLA ROMEE attracted support before her latest (improved) run at Brighton and is fancied to take this. Jane Chapple-Hyam's filly has been up and down in trip like a yoyo but this distance seemed to suit at Brighton and she also seemed to gel with today's jockey Lewis Walsh. Eastern Hills is modest at best but his declining mark means he scrapes into this race, Indian Violet is unpredictable, whilst Kheskianto occasionally shapes with promise but it's hard to predict her better runs. Of more interest are the less exposed pair of Hedgerow and Roman Sioux, but both need to improve on their latest efforts.
Eastern Hills 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, one pace in 5th and no impression 2f out, 6th of 11, 9l behind Big Sur (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Indian Violet (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Led until headed just inside final 3f, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 10, 42l behind Red Dagger (9-1) at Newcastle 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jul.
Isabella Romee (IRE) 13-2 (8-6) Raced wide close up, chased winner 4f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Phluke (9-5) at Brighton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Karate Queen 33-1 (8-9) Prominent, pushed along over 3f out, soon lost place, 8th of 10, 17l behind Princess Aliuska (8-12) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (6) gd.
Kheskianto (IRE) 40-1 (8-10) In touch, chased leader when edged right over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on and every chance until lost place and no extra towards finish, 7th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Fujin Dancer (9-12) at Beverley 7f clm stks (5) gf in Aug.
Mujada 66-1 (8-4) Led to over 5f out, soon driven and lost place, behind final 4f, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Tillietudlem (9-12) at Doncaster 2m app hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Plenilune (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) In rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Pendragon (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Feb.
Anna's Boy 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear and keen, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 6, 10l behind Bell's Ocean (8-7) at Carlisle 1m 3yo sll (6) gf in Jul.
Chardonnay Star (IRE) 50-1 (8-3) Held up, ridden 4f out, soon struggling, last of 8, 29l behind Gadobout Dancer (8-4) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.
Future Regime (IRE) 40-1 (8-5) Behind, under pressure halfway, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 10l behind Signora Frasi (9-2) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Hedgerow (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Not much room and snatched up soon after start, in rear, ridden over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, last of 9, 21l behind Dispol Kabira (8-4) at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Roman Sioux (IRE) 100-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 10l behind Al Muthanaa (9-3) at Ripon 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.