Wooden King just got up on soft ground at Ffos Las 11 days ago but may struggle here off a higher mark. BEST BE CAREFUL is 2lb lower than her last winning mark and has Richard Hughes doing the steering today. She's been running well enough in slightly better company lately to suggest she can open her seasonal account in this ahead of Beauty Pageant, who is edging towards a lenient mark, and Hot Secret. The latter is also starting to come down the weights while Spray Tan is only a three-year-old and this is her best trip.
Wooden King (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) With leader stand side, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead post, won at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft beating Dark Lane (9-3) by ns, 6 ran.
Best Be Careful (IRE) 4-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, effort between horses inside final furlong, went 2nd post, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Beau Mistral (9-4) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Hot Secret 11-4 (9-7) Close up, effort 2f out, soon every chance, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Lexington Place (8-10) at Leicester 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Alpha Delta Whisky 50-1 (8-3) Mid-division in centre, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 16th of 20, 7l behind Tidal's Baby (7-13) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Charming (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Travelled strongly tracking leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, not run on, 5th of 9, 7l behind Dangerous Age (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
Spray Tan 4-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, soon outpaced, 4th of 6, 7l behind Edged Out (9-7) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.
Beauty Pageant (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) Led early, remained prominent, effort halfway, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Swendab (9-12) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Princess Cammie (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Chased leader until ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 5l behind Katy Spirit (9-0) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Purford Green 50-1 (8-3) Dwelt always in rear, struggling from halfway, last of 9, 17l behind Victorian Number (9-10) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.