MISS CLAIRTON looks the one to be on here in the opener. Sir Mark Prescott's filly absolutely bolted up in a similar contest at Wolverhampton last week and is kept to the same trip of 7f. Admittedly that was not a hot contest, but a 6lb penalty should prove no barrier to further success. Byrony put up an excellent effort to beat a previous winner at Newmarket last time out, adding strength to that form. She looks a threat from 4lbs higher, while Newcastle winner Chin 'n Tonic is going the right way and is interesting from a mark of 80. Miss Clairton is a confident choice.
Miss Clairton 6-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon clear, eased near finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Ransom Request (8-6) by 7l, 7 ran.
Byrony (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul beating Ocean Drift (9-7) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Chin'n Tonic (IRE) 18-1 (8-10) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, quickened clear, easily, won at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gs in Jul beating Damascus Symphony (8-8) by 4 1/2l, 14 ran.
George Woolf 25-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Rutterkin (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jul.
Prophet In A Dream 10-1 (8-4) Keen close up, ridden to lead approaching 1f out, soon headed, kept on, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Buzz Law (7-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.