The form shown by BABY DOTTIE at Ascot last time is very smart in the context of this race and she gets the vote to break her maiden ahead of Forest Crown. The latter looks a certain improver for Ralph Beckett, after a very nice Salisbury debut on fast ground when the yard weren't going so well and she blew up in the closing stages. She has been given three months since that run and she can get even closer here, but Baby Dottie will be a tough nut to crack. Pedigree suggests that this drop back to the minimum trip for the first time is not ideal, but her prominent, pacy style of running says otherwise. She has acted on Lingfield's Polytrack before so there is hope that she can do it here and from a good draw we will side with her. La Fortunata is a confirmed fast ground turf performer who tries this surface for the first time tonight. She has made the frame in four of her six starts and she can probably do so again. Desert Poppy improved for her first run and can do so again, though this trip may be a bit sharp for her, while Elsie's Orphan is another who should be better for her 6f debut here and will be interesting if supported. Baby Dottie can lead them home.
Baby Dottie 33-1 (7-12) Raced far side, with leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 27, 4 1/2l behind Shamandar (8-5) at Ascot 6f 2yo flls auc (2) gd in Sep.
Desert Poppy (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Led, headed well over 1f out, soon ridden, not much room inside final furlong, one pace, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Rakaan (9-3) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn (5) fm in Sep.
Dreamy Eyed (IRE) 100-1 (8-11) Went right start, led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, tailed off, last of 16, 29l behind Kithonia (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (4) sft in Sep.
Elsie's Orphan 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, some headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Interlace (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.
Forest Crown 7-2 (9-0) Chased winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Swan Wings (9-0) at Salisbury 5f 2yo stks (4) gf in Jun.
Kummel Excess (IRE) Exceed And Excel filly out of Ipanema Beach.
La Fortunata 7-2 (8-12) Led and raced keenly, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Monsieur Joe (9-3) at Folkestone 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Nimue (USA) 12-1 (8-12) Behind centre, outpaced over 2f out, weakened and eased approaching final furlong, last of 12, 39l behind Lady Of The Desert (8-12) at York 6f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Aug.
Posy Fossil (USA) 9-2 (9-0) Raced towards stands side rail, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Plume (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in Sep.
Ramayana (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 19l behind Plume (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in Sep.
Rightcar Marian 66-1 (8-12) Slowly away and reminders soon after start, always rear division, never a factor, 10th of 11, 12l behind Felsham (9-3) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Rosetta Hill 25-1 (9-0) Prominent, raced keenly, hanging left 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 14l behind Dylanesque (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo stks (4) gf in Sep.