Fillies hitting form at this time of the season are often worth following and TRUCANINI fits the bill. She bids for hat-trick after recording a cosy win over track and trip last time and can defy a 5lb rise, confirming superiority over both Hidden Belief and Califante in the process. Saucy Minx and Nardin look in the handicapper's grip at present but 6f winner Abated may have more to give as she steps up in distance. Wakeup Little Suzy is not out of this either as she scored over today's trip at Wolverhampton back in March.
Supernova Heights (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden 3f out, soon beaten, last of 9, 11l behind Shesastar (9-0) at Doncaster 7f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Jul.
Trucanini 3-1fav (9-3) Tracked leader, led on bit over 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Kempton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Aug beating Hidden Belief (8-13) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Nardin 7-2 (8-10) Held up, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 5th of 8, 3l behind La Fortunata (8-13) at Goodwood 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Califante 12-1 (9-7) Behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Trucanini (9-3) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Aug.
Saucy Minx (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 28l behind Lanansaak (8-8) at Ascot 1m flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Abated 9-4fav (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Finesse (9-2) at Ffos Las 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Hidden Belief (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Trucanini (9-3) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Aug.
Wakeup Little Suzy (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Bumped start, in touch, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Ribbons (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.