A handful of these compete regularly over course and distance. Spiekeroog beat Petella only a short-head here last month but ran a shocker at Doncaster last time. There's little to choose between that pair while Amir Pasha beat Golden Future at this venue in May but has since finished behind runner-up MADRASA over track and trip. The latter also had Sally Friday back in fifth last time and Keith Reveley's charge should come out best again and gets the speculative vote in an open handicap.
Spiekeroog 11-2 (9-3) Soon led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, well behind Mankini (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Madrasa (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, every chance over 1f out kept on under pressure, never reached winner, 2nd of 11, nk behind Maska Pony (8-6) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up, pushed along and headway from 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Dr Irv (9-2) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Sally Friday (IRE) 13-8fav (8-13) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 5f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 11, 7l behind Maska Pony (8-6) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Patavium (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 9l behind Pertuis (10-7) at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Petella 9-4fav (8-7) Towards rear, 7th and outpaced over 3f out, ridden and headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, went 2nd and closed on winner towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 12, shd behind Spiekeroog (9-7) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Al Furat (USA) 12-1 (10-0) Mid-division on outside, pushed along and lost place over 3f out, well held after, 14th of 16, 11l behind Flag Of Glory (10-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Golden Future 16-1 (8-5) In touch, effort over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, not reach front pair, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Amir Pasha (8-6) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Amir Pasha (UAE) 11-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 11l behind Gucci D'oro (10-7) at Catterick 1m 4f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Dean Iarracht (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Dwelt, always towards rear, 8th of 10, 7l behind Grammar (8-13) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.