A competitive little handicap with unexposed three-year-olds taking on older fillies who largely arrive in decent form. Hepworth heads the latter group but has only won on the Polytrack so far while course winner Cosmic Halo is probably high enough in the weights at present. Looks Like Rain has been raised 6lb for scoring at York and Bollin Greta may not be the force of old while hurdler Little Dutch Girl could get tapped for toe on the fast ground. We'll concentrate on the younger brigade with RAUSHAN, who is by Dalakhani out of a Sadler's Wells mare, certain to improve for a first try at 1m4f getting the vote ahead of Kempton dead-heater Controversy and Fersah, out of her depth in the Ribblesdale last time.
Hepworth 3-1 (9-3) Tracked leading pair, ridden over 2f out, pressed for 2nd from over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 3, 11l behind Songbird (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 3f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf in Jun.
Little Dutch Girl 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, driven to lead 3f out, headed over 1f out, soon hard ridden, faded final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Require (9-7) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Cosmic Halo 6-1 (8-4) Always towards rear, last of 8, 14l behind Awake My Soul (9-6) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Bollin Greta 20-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, held up tracking leading trio, headway to 3rd well over 1f out, chased winner over 1f out, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Centred (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 4f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Looks Like Rain 6-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, smooth headway on outside 3f out, led entering final furlong, stayed on well, won at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun beating Singzak (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Fersah (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and joined 2f out, soon headed, chased leaders under pressure until over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 22l behind Riposte (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Controversy 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on to dead heat post, won at Kempton 1m 2f mdn fll (5) pol in Jun deadheating with Ardingly (9-0), 14 ran.
Raushan (IRE) 9-4 (8-10) Dwelt soon switched left and headway to track leader after 2f, pushed along and led narrowly over 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Lyric Ballad (8-2) at Salisbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.