Tanforan won last year's renewal but is 8lb higher this time round having scored over track and trip last week. MR FICKLE makes more appeal as he went close under Richard Hughes at Ffos Las on his latest start and can race off the same mark today. Devon Diva won at Bath last month but a 4lb rise proved beyond her back at the same track last time while Compton Bird finished closer on her latest outing on the Polytrack and is unexposed on this surface. Most of the remainder race from out of the handicap and are hard to fancy,
Tanforan 7-1 (9-5) Made all, hard driven over 2f out, soon pressed, kept on well under pressure, won at Chepstow 1m ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Delightful Sleep (9-6) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Mr Fickle (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Chased leader, every chance from over 2f out, hard ridden inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Guest Book (9-5) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Spinning Ridge (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, effort over 1f out , soon no impression, 7th of 10, 14l behind Guest Book (9-5) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Compton Bird 20-1 (9-1) Reluctant and led to start, slowly into stride and soon pushed along in last pair, reminder inside final 3f, headway on outside over 1f out, went 3rd 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Wyndham Wave (8-11) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Roxy Lane 25-1 (9-8) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, well behind final 2f, 11th of 12, 27l behind Regal Silk (8-12) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Devon Diva 3-1fav (8-11) Ridden to lead, headed 3f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Sonnetation (8-4) at Bath 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.
Tweedle Dee 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 14, 11l behind Amazing Blue Sky (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Lambert Pen (USA) 10-1 (9-5) In touch in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, no headway, 7th of 10, 7l behind Khelac (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Cheers Big Ears (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, headway when hampered over 1f out, never dangerous, 5th of 8, 9l behind Calm Attitude (9-6) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Just River 100-1 (9-13) In rear, ridden over 1f out, never near leaders, 5th of 7, 15l behind Erodium (8-10) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Aureolin Gulf 66-1 (8-7) Led until over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Warden Bond (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
My Stroppy Poppy 33-1 (9-2) In rear, soon outpaced, last of 12, 48l behind Munaawib (8-12) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in May.
Gifted Heir (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 11l behind Applaude (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jul '12.
Komreyev Star 50-1 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden and weakened well over 2f out, last of 13, 26l behind Supa Seeker (8-4) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
American Kiss (SWE) 100-1 (10-0) Started very slowly, always behind, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Abilene (8-9) at Kempton 1m 3f Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (6) pol in Apr.
Polish Rider 6-1 (8-7) Chased leaders on rail, pushed along halfway, ridden outpaced and lost place over 2f out, stayed on again to 4th inside fnal furlong, no impression, 4th of 9, 3l behind Little Indian (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm.