BEAUTY PAGEANT looks a progressive filly and, only a pound higher than when a close-up third to Mayoman at Haydock earlier this month, can regain the winning thread in this finale. Taurus Twins came back to form when second at Leicester on Monday and will be a danger if reproducing that run here, while Crimea is lightly-raced this season and dropped in class after solid efforts at Doncaster and Epsom. He shouldn't be far away and makes more appeal than stable companion Cadeaux Pearl. Nomoreblondes disappointed again at Beverley 10 day ago, however, and her York win in July now seems a long time ago.
Crimea (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and chance 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Your Gifted (8-3) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Cadeaux Pearl 50-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 20th of 21, 24l behind Internationaldebut (9-9) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Lady Royale 10-1 (8-7) Outpaced, never on terms, 7th of 12, 8l behind York Glory (8-10) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Taurus Twins 28-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, rallied to regain 2nd near finish, 2nd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Ajjaadd (8-8) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Beauty Pageant (IRE) 4-1fav (9-1) Chased leaders, headway and effort 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Mayoman (8-4) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Arry's Orse 6-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 9l behind Valery Borzov (9-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, hard ridden to challenge approaching final furlong, stayed on strongly, never reached winner, 2nd of 11, hd behind Foxy Music (9-7) at Chester 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
On The High Tops (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders on outside, weakened 2f out, last of 8, 8l behind Bertoliver (8-10) at Chester 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Nomoreblondes 8-1 (9-1) Led, headed 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 11th of 13, 16l behind Select Committee (8-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Gottcher 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division far side group, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, last of 22, 13l behind Magical Macey (9-7) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.