Fig Roll has the best form having won a Listed event on the July course here during the summer. She's preferred to stablemate Musicora but has been nowhere near soft ground so far and may be worth taking on. Expect takes a big step up in class after winning a Wolverhampton maiden while Penny Drops could have been found an easier opportunity on the back of a debut third at Goodwood. Both make more appeal than Genuine Quality and Valen, however, but a chance is taken that CAPE FACTOR's liking for soft going will see her come out best after sluicing up in a maiden at Yarmouth earlier this month.
Fig Roll 11-2 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, ridden and beaten when hung right 2f out, 9th of 10, 9l behind Princess Noor (8-12) at Ascot 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Cape Factor (IRE) 15-2 (9-1) Made most under stand side rail, ridden clear over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, comfortable, won at Yarmouth 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct beating Berrahri (9-1) by 5l, 14 ran.
Expect Evensfav (9-0) With leaders, soon tracked leader, challenged 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct beating Angel Flores (8-7) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Genuine Quality (USA) 3-1fav (9-7) Prominent, driven 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Southwell 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct beating Madagascar Moll (9-1) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Mendacious Harpy (IRE) (9-4) 6th of 14, 1l behind Harbour Light (9-4) at Taby(SWE) 6f 3yo hcp gs in Sep.
Musicora 3-1fav (9-5) Led, headed over 3f out, led again over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Meritocracy (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Penny Drops 13-2 (8-8) Slowly away in rear, headway under stand side rail when not clear run and bumped over 1f out, ran on to go 3rd inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Night Of Thunder (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Oct.
Valen (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leading pair, ridden 2f out, lost 3rd approaching final furlong, staying on same pace and held when hampered on rail 100 yards out, 6th of 7, 9l behind Amazing Maria (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.