Button Down chased home Hidden Gold at Salisbury in May and gave vain pursuit to Allegria at Doncaster last month. That pair finished first and third in a decent handicap at Doncaster on Friday and Lady Cecil's filly should run well here and is preferred to Chepstow scorer Mabdhool. But she might struggle to give 8lb to the less-exposed WESTERLY, who did well to overturn the odds-on Smiling Stranger at Pontefract on just her second start and is clearly improving at a rate of knots. Miss Tree also runs her first handicap but doesn't look particularly well treated and Bajan Beauty took six attempts to get off the mark, though was quite highly tried last year.
Mabdhool (IRE) 3-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, led approaching final 2f, kept slight advantge, edged left from over 1f out, always just doing enough, won at Chepstow 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jun beating Norse Light (8-13) by 1/2l, 4 ran.
Button Down 11-10fav (8-8) Tracked winner, caught flat footed when winner quickened pace over 4f out, ridden 3f out, kept on,no threat to winner, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Allegria (8-8) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.
Bajan Beauty (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Led after 2f, ridden 2f out, stayed on, won at Leicester 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun beating Mustadaam (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Asteroidea 9-1 (8-7) Close up in 2nd until over 1f out, one pace in 3rd place, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Forever Now (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (4) gd in Jun.
Miss Tree 7-2 (8-5) Tracked leaders, led 5f out, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Ruwasi (8-13) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.
Westerly 16-1 (8-6) In touch, in rear, headway 5f out, effort to lead when edged left over 1f out, ran on, won at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun beating Smiling Stranger (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Brownsville (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 17l behind Loving Your Work (9-3) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.