SUNLEY VALENTINE has finished third in her last two starts without looking like winning. It's doesn't say much for this field that it's still the best form on show and she gets a token vote stepping up a furlong. Monessa has been placed in maidens at Folkestone, including one over today's trip, and could figure but she's more exposed than the other handicap debutants. They include Methaen, Morning Muse and Great Mystery but the remainder have no worthwhile form to recommend them so far.
Monessa (IRE) 9-2 (8-4) Led, headed over 4f out, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 13l behind What's Up (8-8) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Aug.
Sunley Valentine 5-1fav (9-3) Behind, headway on outside 2f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Regal Acclaim (8-1) at Carlisle 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Methaen (USA) 80-1 (9-3) Always behind, 9th of 13, 11l behind Farraaj (9-3) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Morning Muse (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 9l behind Al Mahmeyah (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Songbird Blues 100-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, not clear run over 2f out, some headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 9l behind Mr Maynard (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Great Mystery (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Led 2f, tracked leaders, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 12l behind Dishy Guru (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Mid-division on inner, hampered over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 14l behind Queens Sandridge (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
River Nova 20-1 (8-2) Chased leaders over 5f, last of 13, 13l behind Shannon Spree (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug.
Mormoran 40-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, pulled hard, ridden over 3f out, hung right 2f out, went 2nd just over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 10l behind Mr Knightley (9-1) at Kempton 7f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Doc Hill 100-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 20l behind Frog Hollow (8-13) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.