Madam Isshe and Ladydolly are usually thereabouts and have claims in a modest finale, as does top weight Spic 'n Span who broke his duck on turf at Bath last month. Best One's fourth at Bath on Wednesday was his best run for some time and he's one of several in this well treated on old form. But the lightly-raced GRIFFIN POINT appeared to run a lot better when dropped to this trip for first time here last month. That wasn't the toughest of heats, but neither is this and William Muir's filly gets a tentative vote today.
Spic 'n Span 6-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, ridden, edged right and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Colourbearer (9-2) at Southwell 5f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Aug.
Madam Isshe 13-2 (8-13) Led, headed 2f out, ridden and still challenging approaching final furlong, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3/4l behind Two Turtle Doves (9-4) at Chepstow 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Ladydolly 9-1 (9-0) Pressed winner, ridden and every chance 2f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Novalist (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Aug.
Little Perisher 50-1 (8-13) Chased leaders over 3f, last of 9, 11l behind Noverre To Go (8-13) at Warwick 6f sell stks (5) gf in Aug.
Bookiesindex Boy 8-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Imaginary Diva (9-3) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Griffin Point (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, hung left from halfway, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on to 2nd close home, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Whitecrest (8-12) at Chepstow 5f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Aug.
Best One 16-1 (8-8) Bumped slightly start, held up, took keen hold, not clear run over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, not able to reach leaders, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Welcome Approach (9-2) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
What Katie Did (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 6l behind Welcome Approach (9-2) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Lithaam (IRE) 14-1 (8-2) Outpaced in last trio, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Two Turtle Doves (9-4) at Chepstow 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Lambrini Lace (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) With leaders, led over 3f out, driven and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 11l behind Brave Battle (9-7) at Newcastle 6f app hcp (6) sft in Aug.
Rich Harvest (USA) 66-1 (8-6) Led, headed over 2f out soon weakened, 10th of 16, 17l behind Sopran Nad (8-4) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.