Arriva La Diva and Blown It are holding their form well and bold bids are expected from both, but Sharp Shoes has a bit to find with the latter on running at Ayr earlier this month. Sharp Bullet looks in need of some respite from the handicapper and it was heavy ground when Sea Salt scored at Newcastle last time. WICKED WILMA landed a hat-trick last month and is dropped in class after a fifth at Musselburgh last week. She looks capable of getting her head back in front in this company.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge approaching final furlong, soon one pace, 5th of 13, 3l behind Green Park (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Sea Salt 7-2 (9-5) Always prominent, led over 2f out, driven clear entering final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy beating Cheyenne Red (9-0) by 6l, 9 ran.
Ingleby Star (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Led, driven over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Caranbola (9-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Blown It (USA) 7-2fav (9-1) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Green Park (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Saxonette 25-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 12l behind Another Citizen (9-5) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Arriva La Diva 13-2 (9-1) Led, ridden 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra final 75 yards, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Midnight Dynamo (9-8) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Sharp Shoes 25-1 (9-10) Raced stand side tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Blown It (9-2) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Sharp Bullet (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, held towards finish, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Tongalooma (9-0) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Speedy Senorita (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up, effort 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 9l behind Tongalooma (9-0) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Here Now And Why (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leadewrs over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 11l behind Whats For Pudding (8-6) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.