There probably isn't much between a few of these on the form book and Godolphin set a poser by running both Lacily, who has been taking on decent company, and Surprise Moment, a winner on debut at Windsor. Sound Hearts' penalty hasn't done her any favours and No Compromise is 5lb higher than when scoring at Leicester, though that was her first try over this trip and she has scope for further improvement. Candycakes finally got off the mark at Newmarket last month but Princess Caetani, Red Hand and Berwin were all a little disappointing last time. POPULAR won her maiden at Lingfield in June and ran well in much better company on her handicap debut at York. She's heading in the right direction and is Tom Queally's only ride at the meeting so gets the vote.
Lacily (USA) 9-2 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 9l behind Act Your Shoe Size (8-7) at Thirsk 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gs in Jun.
Surprise Moment (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Restless in stalls, held up towards rear, headway on wide outside over 2f out, went 3rd but sitll plenty to do inside final 2f, stroong run inside final furlong, led close home, won going away, won at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Jul beating Courage (9-3) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Silver Sycamore (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 7th and no chance when slightly hampered and switched right inside final 2f, 6th of 9, 6l behind Hefner (9-3) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Sound Hearts (USA) 9-2 (8-9) Chased leader and clear of rest, in lead over 1f out, clear and hung left final furlong (poor visibility), won at Brighton 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Cochabamba (10-0) by 6l, 6 ran.
Popular 13-2 (8-10) Mid-division, headway towards far side 3f out, ridden and every chance inside final 2f, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Maven (9-1) at York 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Jul.
Princess Caetani (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, helld up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 9th of 16, 6l behind My Queenie (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 1f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
No Compromise 4-1 (8-12) In rear, headway on outer approaching final furlong, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Pass Muster (10-0) by 2l, 8 ran.
Candycakes (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Made all, clear 4f out, increased lead over 2f out, driven out, won at Newmarket 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul beating Spey Song (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Red Hand (USA) 10-1 (8-12) Raced centre tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 42l behind Kailani (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) sft in May.
Berwin (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up tracking leading trio, lost place over 4f out, no chance after, behind over 3f out, last of 7, 17l behind Sondeduro (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-75 (6) gs in Jun.