Serena Brotherton has generally been riding her lady rivals silly in races like this lately. She already has nine winners to her name this year and FERRYVIEW PLACE should be another if in the same form as when beating favourite Giantstepsahead over course and distance last month. Herbalist beat Doncaster scorer Elizabeth Coffee at Bath three weeks ago and is better off at the weights. That was his first victory in 18 starts but he looks the danger ahead of Pontefract runner-up Flag Of Glory.
Elizabeth Coffee (IRE) 2-1fav (8-9) Tracked clear leader, headway 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and edged right towards stands side from over 1f out, stayed on well to go clear final 100 yards, won at Doncaster 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Ela Goog La Mou (8-11) by 7l, 5 ran.
Herbalist 13-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, carried head high wandered but led over 1f out, just held on, all out, won at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) fm in Jun beating Elizabeth Coffee (9-1) by hd, 12 ran.
Dropzone (USA) 7-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 10, 14l behind Seven Veils (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul '12.
Flag Of Glory 5-1 (8-11) Held up in last trio, headway 4f out, soon tracking leaders, went 2nd 2f out, challenged and every chance inside final furlong, no extra and held final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind El Bravo (9-12) at Pontefract 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Well Owd Mon 4-1 (8-7) Keen tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 2f out until over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Royal Marskell (9-4) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Ferryview Place 8-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, effort over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, no impression, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Watersmeet (9-3) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Having A Ball 8-1 (9-4) Steadied start and always towards rear, 13th of 14, 17l behind Brave Decision (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Edgware Road 6-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced approaching final 2f, no impression when slightly short of room over 1f out, plugged on into modest 4th final 120 yards, 4th of 9, 6l behind Black Minstrel (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Indian Scout 7-2 (7-11) Tracked leader after 1f until over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on one pace, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Gabrial The Terror (9-4) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Belle Peinture (FR) 40-1 (8-2) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, soon lost 2nd, chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 9l behind Eddiemaurice (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.