Ecossaise doesn't have the pedigree of a middle-distance performer but hasn't been stopping over shorter trips and could be suited. L'Hermitage has been outclassed in much better company since landing a seller and a handicap earlier in the season and this is more his grade but Lemon Drop Kid is looking a few pounds high following his double in June. CHATTERER scored under Katia Scallan at Lingfield but has been missing the break in subsequent starts. She needs to get away better but should take this if doing so. Maher is very one-paced and Enriching out of the handicap.
Ecossaise 5-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 4f out, rallied to 2nd inside final 2f, hung left over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Destiny Of Dreams (9-5) at Bath 1m 2f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
L'hermitage (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 21l behind Elrasheed (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Lemon Drop Red (USA) 6-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 6f out, ridden 3f out, chase leading pair 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Mazagee (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Chatterer (IRE) 11-2fav (9-1) In rear, headway on outer from 3f out, soon hung right, went 3rd 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Hot Spice (9-0) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Maher (USA) 5-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, held up last, headway to 3rd over 2f out, challenged and edged left over 1f out, went 2nd entering final furlong, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind All My Heart (10-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Enriching (USA) 8-1 (8-7) Chased leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 20l behind Dazakhee (9-2) at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol.