Tartiflette is interesting dropping down to 6f though Pearl Sea has followed the same path and it hasn't worked out for her. Monakova has won a hat trick of lower grade handicaps and is up another 6lb today while Someone's Darling and Economic Crisis are also stepping up in class. Richard Fahey has won the last two renewals so Dusky Queen is expected to go well while Athenian may well be primed for action on her first start since May. AVON BREEZE has been running well in similar company without any luck and after a good effort at Beverley last time, Richard Whitaker's filly gets the nod.
Pearl Sea (IRE) 28-1 (8-7) Rear division, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 15, 8l behind Stepper Point (9-0) at Beverley 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Aug.
Aubrietia 12-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up in rear, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 11l behind Summerinthecity (8-12) at Chester 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Tartiflette 11-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 14th of 15, 12l behind Dutch Rose (9-7) at York 7f fll hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Athenian (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on one pace, 5th of 11, 2l behind Links Drive Lady (9-1) at Goodwood 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Avon Breeze 2-1fav (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Hadaj (8-7) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Lasilia (IRE) 50-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden to press winner 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 9, 10l behind Morawij (9-2) at Sandown 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Jun.
Dusky Queen (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Mid-division on outside, ridden and stayed on same pace over 1f out, 11th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Dutch Rose (9-7) at York 7f fll hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Monakova (IRE) 9-4fav (8-13) In touch, ridden to lead final furlong, held on gamely, won at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug beating Sedenoo (9-3) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Dancheur (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Half reared start slowly away keen in rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 5l behind La Fortunata (8-13) at Goodwood 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Sunrise Dance 7-2 (8-13) Led to halfway, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 13l behind Indego Blues (8-11) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Midnight Dynamo 20-1 (8-13) Held up, not much room over 2f out, no headway, 9th of 11, 14l behind Bop It (9-4) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Economic Crisis (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Windforpower (8-5) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Small Fury (IRE) 15-2 (8-8) Led, headed over 4f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 31l behind Llewellyn (8-10) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Someone's Darling 7-2 (9-3) Chased leaders on inside, went 2nd 3f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug beating Bousatet (8-5) by hd, 7 ran.