Newbury winner Hamilton Hill couldn't cope with a penalty at Chepstow next time and this trip has stretched his stamina in the past. It's difficult seeing him concede 20lb to the fast-improving ASTRA HALL, who had the proverbial ton in hand when scoring cheekily over C&D last month and can complete the hat-trick. Little Dutch Girl is respected but may just be better with more give in the ground while Circle Of Angels hasn't run a bad race all year but may just in the handicapper's grip at present. Praxiteles also has a few pounds too much and would prefer a more searching test of stamina.
Praxiteles (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, lost place after 4f, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 7, well behind L Frank Baum (9-4) at Ffos Las 2m hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Mezzanisi (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked winner until eased over 2f out, virtually pulled up, 6th of 7, well behind Expert Fighter (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Toughness Danon 40-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 7th of 8, 13l behind Amoya (8-13) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) fm in Jul.
Hamilton Hill 5-2fav (10-6) In rear, headway over 2f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Shomberg (8-10) at Chepstow 1m ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Parhelion 80-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, weakened over 3f out, last of 14, 36l behind Blazing Field (8-9) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Oct.
One For Joules (IRE) 15-8fav (9-2) Dwelt, in rear, good headway halfway to track leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Callisto Moon (9-6) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Pandorica 8-1 (8-2) Tracked leader, led over 6f out, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Transfer (8-2) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Circle Of Angels 3-1fav (9-9) In rear, headway on outer from over 1f out, ran on, not reached leaders, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Painted Tail (9-11) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Little Dutch Girl 4-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Sheila's Buddy (9-1) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul.
Shabak Hom (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride in rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never troubled leaders, 4th of 8, 9l behind Transfer (8-2) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Astra Hall 1-3fav (8-9) Close up, improved 3f out, every chance from over 1f out, led towards finish, cheekily, won at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Jul beating Femme Royale (8-3) by hd, 8 ran.