Passion Play will strip fitter for her recent reappearance while Graceful Act, Fairest Isle and Magic Minstrel are open to improvement stepping up in trip, but Sally Friday sets the standard. She's finished in a place on her last four starts now and could certainly prove good enough here, but it could pay to take her on with one of the newcomers. Lady Sefton has a middle-distance pedigree that entitles her to consideration, but ULTIMATE BEST is related to five winners including the smart Film Script and she gets a speculative vote for a yard in good form.
Royal Alcor (IRE) 100-1 (9-13) Slowly away always in rear, 9th of 10, well behind Protaras (9-13) at Folkestone 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in Aug.
Ballina Blue 100-1 (8-13) Soon in rear, ridden 4f out, last of 10, 48l behind Laatafreet (8-13) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Cardi King 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 21l behind My Heart's On Fire (8-9) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Magic Minstrel 25-1 (9-0) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, never a factor, last of 9, 13l behind Arabian Heights (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jul.
Samanda (IRE) 22-1 (8-10) Ridden along in rear, behind and outpaced over 4f out, 6th of 7, 18l behind Celestyna (8-5) at Folkestone 7f 3yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jul.
Fairest Isle (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, kept on under pressure final 2f, never near leaders, 4th of 12, 13l behind Kyllachy Spirit (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Graceful Act 66-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden and struggling over 3f out, never on terms with leaders after and one pace final 2f, 6th of 10, 10l behind Electra Star (8-10) at Windsor 1m mdn flls stks (5) gd in Jun.
Lady Sefton Oratorio filly out of Saxon Maid.
Passion Play 25-1 (8-5) In touch in 5th, pushed along halfway, went modest 4th over 4f out and 3rd over 1f out, plugged on, 3rd of 6, 14l behind Zafarana (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (6) pol in Aug.
Sally Friday (IRE) 6-4fav (8-9) Tracked leader, left in lead 9f out, headed over 7f out, led again 2f out, edged left over 1f out, headed post, 2nd of 8, ns behind My Heart's On Fire (8-9) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Ultimate Best King's Best filly out of Success Story.