Brighton winner WHY NOT NOW should be thereabouts again, despite the penalty, though she has yet to encounter soft ground. She does, however, appear to have the beating of Heartstrings and Purple Spot on a line through Mick Channon's charge. Honiton Lace only won a seller at Yarmouth earlier this month while Forest Glen disappointed when favourite at Brighton and didn't appear to stay when tried over 7f on the Polytrack.
Purple Spot 16-1 (9-0) Held up in 6th, pushed along and some headway over 2f out, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 5th of 8, 9l behind Hostile Fire (9-7) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.
Heartstrings 20-1 (9-3) Soon tracked leader, driven and lost place 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 25l behind Why Not Now (8-7) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Forest Glen (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, effort 2f out, one pace over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Lunarian (9-2) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Why Not Now 5-1 (8-7) Keen early, held up in last pair, switched outside over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, soon ridden, challenged inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Patronella (8-8) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Honiton Lace 5-1 (9-1) Made all, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, won at Yarmouth 1m 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gs beating Satin Waters (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Enfys Hud 8-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, went poor 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 23l behind Yul Finegold (9-1) at Chepstow 1m 2f app sell stks (6) sft.
Improvized 7-1 (8-7) Raced wide in rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, last of 6, 15l behind Lochalsh (8-12) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Wannabe Magic 20-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 14l behind Kristal Hart (8-13) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) fm.
Mystical Maze 9-1 (8-7) Steadied start, held up in rear, pushed along on outside 3f out, ridden and beaten well over 1f out, last of 5, 10l behind Cameley Dawn (9-2) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Sarlat 66-1 (8-0) Led until ridden over 2f out, chased leaders, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 13l behind Emman Bee (9-9) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.