Idle Curiosity and Chester'slittlegem were both engaged to run at Bath yesterday. RENOIR'S LADY may prove too good for then anyway as she was beaten only a length at Salisbury last time and this looks an easier task. Joseph Tuite's mare gets the vote as Volito finished third at this track on his latest outing without threatening to get his head in front. Pharoh Jake and Imjin River are winners on the all-weather but have yet to score on Turf in numerous attempts.
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 in Aug.
Volito 4-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up, switched right over 2f out, ridden, headway and edged left over 1f out, stayed on, unable to get on terms, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Royal Bajan (10-2) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Aug.
Renoir's Lady 11-4 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, switched right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Tregereth (8-5) at Salisbury 6f fll hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Pharoh Jake 16-1 (8-5) In touch on outer, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Pucon (8-13) at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Chester'slittlegem (IRE) 9-4fav (8-4) Led, ridden and edged right over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Griffin Point (9-7) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Aug.
Imjin River (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Outpaced in rear, headway on outside 2f out, switched left over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Methaaly (8-8) at Windsor 6f app hcp (6) gf in May.
Coalburn 10-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, effort when rider dropped whip over 1f out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 5l behind Imaginary Diva (9-6) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.