Athenian, Classic Falcon and Crazy Too all showed improved form last time, but none looked like winning and FINE PAINTING looks a safer option. She makes a quick reappearance after finishing third over track and trip last week and can open her account. Lollina Paulina can figure having found only one too good at Leicester in July, while Emperors Pearl has claims if reproducing her earlier third at Warwick to the progressive Crius. Royale Ransom disappointed at Salisbury last time after showing a glimpse of promise at this track on her debut.
Athenian (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, went 3rd entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Scrooby Doo (8-11) at Southwell 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) fbs.
Classic Falcon (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, chased winner over 2f out, fadede final furlong, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 10, 11l behind Glamorous Angel (9-3) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Crazy Too (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Ihtiraam (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) gd.
Emperors Pearl (IRE) 9-1 (8-1) Tracked leader, ridden halfway, weakened 1f out, 8th of 10, 13l behind Pimpernel (9-7) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Fine Painting (IRE) 15-8 (9-0) Led, headed over 4f out, tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Lexington Pearl (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Gin Twist 7-2 (8-12) Chased leaders on outside and keen, ridden and outpaced 2f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Relentless Harry (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Jwala 14-1 (9-0) Close up, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 10l behind Ihtiraam (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) gd.
Lollina Paulina 6-1 (9-0) With leader, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Jessie's Spirit (9-0) at Leicester 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jul.
Marmalade Moon Shamardal filly out of Frascati.
Mary Frith Acclamation filly out of Cutpurse Moll.
Royale Ransom 15-2 (8-11) Close up, soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 13th of 14, 9l behind Afnoon (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (5) gd.
Wiltshire Life (IRE) Camacho filly out of Miss Indigo.