NESTON GRACE followed up her win in a bumper with victory over track and trip on her hurdling debut. She has a penalty to carry but doesn't have much to fear from today's opposition unless Top Totti has improved since being well beaten at Aintree back in June. Presenting Me hasn't progressed as expected but the four-year-old newcomer Sea Island Pearl may be good enough to get involved on her racecourse debut.
Neston Grace 7-2 (10-5) Took keen hold, chased leader, led going best before 2 out, ridden out from last, stayed on well, won at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gd in May beating Lady Lectra (10-0) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Top Totti 2-1fav (11-7) Held up, took keen hold, headway 7th, outpaced before 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 22l behind Social Realism (11-3) at Aintree 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Jun.
Diddypurptoon 80-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 45l behind Kilmurvy (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn NH flat (5) gd in Nov.
Pagham Belle 50-1 (10-7) Behind, moderate 6th when pecked 2 out, never a factor, 6th of 12, 27l behind Bittersweetheart (11-3) at Southwell 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Pandorica 20-1 (9-9) Led, driven and headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 11l behind Layline (9-4) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy (flat).
Presenting Me (IRE) 7-2 (10-9) Led, headed 3rd, chased winner until dropped to rear after 5th, outpaced from 3 out, last of 3, 42l behind Social Realism (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Aug.
Sea Island Pearl (10-3) in a race won by Vilessca (10-10) at Saint Malo(FR) 2m 4yo hdl gd in Jul, 15 ran.