Corn Maiden popped-up at Brighton earlier this month and Princess Willow is capable of making the frame at this lowly level. My Manekineko went very close over 2m here on his latest start and Men Don't Cry keeps threatening to add to his tally of one win in 28 starts. Thane of Cawdor can figure on his best form, but ICE NELLY has had just the two starts this season and it could be her turn today having slipped down the weights since she last won.
It's A Girl Thing (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) In rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Aiyana (9-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Men Don't Cry (IRE) 4-1 (9-9) Led, clear 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Absolutely Me (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Proud Times (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Soon in touch in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 12, 16l behind Bramshill Lass (9-6) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Royal Trooper (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) In touch, ridden to chase leaders 4f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 21l behind Cuckoo Rock (10-5) at Goodwood 1m 4f (5) sft.
Yes Chef 20-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden inside final 3f, soon beaten, 10th of 15, 19l behind Arashi (8-12) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul '12.
My Manekineko 7-2 (9-11) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, just held close home, 2nd of 12, hd behind Katie Gale (8-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Asia Minor (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leader until 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 8l behind Thwart (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Jun.
Royal Etiquette (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 1f out, went modest 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Commissar (9-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Ice Nelly (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Started slowly, soon pushed along tracking leaders, driven and not quicken 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 8, 6l behind Poyle Thomas (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Corn Maiden 14-1 (9-6) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, went 3rd and edged left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) gs beating Like Clockwork (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Thane of Cawdor (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Steadied start held up in rear, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, last of 7, 33l behind Cornish Beau (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Princess Willow 4-1fav (9-7) Took keen hold, led early, soon restrained into 2nd place, led over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on and no chance with winner, lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Compton Bird (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Quadriga (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 9, 10l behind Posh Boy (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Hermosa Vaquera (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, 23l behind Compton Bird (8-12) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.