A top heavy nursery with Imperialistic Diva and Eucharist giving plenty of weight away to the majority. The handicapper took a dim view of Eucharist's narrow Doncaster success where she had No Poppy, Child Bride, Honeymead and Intrusion behind; they will all fancy their chances of finishing closer or even reversing the form but Eucharist travels so well that it would be no surprise to see her come out on top again. However, stablemate HUMDRUM has looked in need of this sort of trip on a stiff track so may be able to progress further and is given the vote to score from a feasible mark. Wafeira has to be feared given her connections, Song Of The Siren can make another bold bid from the front whilst Intrusion can go well at a price with the jockey one from two for Richard Fahey in recent seasons.
Imperialistic Diva (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 15th of 21, 11l behind Wootton Bassett (8-9) at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Sep.
Eucharist (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead last 50 yards, held on well, won at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) gd in Sep beating Mortitia (9-0) by 1/2l, 18 ran.
Whisper Louise (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, good headway on stands side rail over 1f out, chasing leader when carried right inside final furlong, shaken up and ran on to lead close home, won at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp (2) gs in Sep beating Byronic (9-4) by nk, 13 ran.
Elkmait 100-1 (7-12) Dwelt, held up behind, pushed along well over 2f out, never dangerous, 20th of 21, 17l behind Wootton Bassett (8-9) at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Sep.
The Shrew 4-5fav (9-0) Pressed leader, led over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Beverley 7f 2yo fll mdn (5) gd in Sep beating Mazagee (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Bonita Star 12-1 (8-10) Made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep beating King Of The Celts (9-1) by 4l, 13 ran.
Honeymead (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 18, 5l behind Eucharist (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Tipsy Girl 5-1 (9-1) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Bunce (9-1) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Wafeira 4-1fav (9-0) Held up towards rear, steady headway from 3f out, switched to outside 2f out, headway over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led near line, won at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Aug beating Choral (8-11) by hd, 11 ran.
No Poppy (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, edged left inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Rosina Grey (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Song Of The Siren 8-1 (8-8) Led, joined over 2f out, soon ridden and hard pressed, kept on under pressure until headed and no extra towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind Azrael (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Mama Lulu (USA) 9-4 (9-0) Hampered start, held up, headway and switched to stand's side rail over 2f out, challenged 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead final strides, won at Yarmouth 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) gs in Sep beating Miss Exhibitionist (9-0) by nk, 11 ran.
Intrusion 25-1 (8-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along 2f out, headway when briefly not much room over 1f out, one pace, 9th of 18, 5l behind Eucharist (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Humdrum 5-2fav (9-0) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, readily, won at Chester 7f 2yo fll mdn (3) gs in Sep beating Show Rainbow (9-0) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Child Bride 10-3 (9-0) Chased winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Country Waltz (8-1) at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Ponte Di Rosa 18-1 (9-0) In touch, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 13l behind Poplin (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2yo fll mdn (5) gd in Sep.