Neither Artful Lady nor Idle Curiosity were able to follow up earlier victories last time. Both race off the same mark today so another chance goes to BIRDIE KING. John Best's charge ran better than his sixth over track and trip earlier this month would suggest and he has enough scope to turn the tables with runner-up Sally Bruce in this. Ridgeway Sapphire made the frame over course and distance back in June and could also be thereabouts.
Artful Lady (IRE) 11-1 (8-1) Pushed along in rear, outpaced halfway, last of 8, 24l behind Dancheur (9-7) at Yarmouth 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf in Jun.
Idle Curiosity (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Chased leader until approaching halfway, soon pushed along and outpaced in 5th, ridden over 2f out, losing palce when hampered inside final 2f, eased when no chance final furlong, 8th of 12, 15l behind Jinker Noble (9-12) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Birdie King 14-1 (9-5) Held up, headway on inside over 1f out, soon not much room and hampered on rail 1f out, no impression after, last of 6, 3 1/2l behind Pastureyes (9-2) at Brighton 6f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gd.
Trending (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) In touch, ridden halfway, weakening when hampered inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 6l behind Niceonemyson (8-11) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Ziefhd 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 14, 30l behind Intomist (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Deliberation (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 15, 10l behind Monakova (9-8) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Sally Bruce 20-1 (8-4) Held up, headway under pressure when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, disputing lead inside final furlong, unable to quicken towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Pastureyes (9-2) at Brighton 6f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gd.
Ridgeway Sapphire 15-2 (8-0) Slowly away, always behind, 9th of 10, 13l behind Brown Volcano (8-13) at Bath 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Elounta 14-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 5th of 6, 8l behind Edged Out (9-7) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.