Shy may struggle under her penalty incurred for landing a modest heat at Chepstow last week, while both Soundbyte and Miss Topsy Turvy have been raised for recent victories. Schism doesn't look particularly well treated, while Hawridge King would prefer a softer surface and Dr Darcey has had plenty of chances. Man Of God is become disappointing and didn't appear to stay 1m5f at Newmarket in June and a better bet may be SLIGHT ADVANTAGE. She proved her stamina when runner-up to Hollow Tree over this distance at Sandown last month and, though 2lb higher here, is probably still on a decent mark. Clive Cox's filly gets the nod.
Hawridge King 15-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 18l behind West With The Wind (8-3) at Ffos Las 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Soundbyte 10-1 (9-8) Reminders early towards rear, good headway to chase leaders after 4f, led over 2f out, ridden clear 1f out, won at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gs beating Spice Bar (9-1) by 9l, 12 ran.
Balletlou (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway under pressure over 3f out, soon weakened and eased, 7th of 8, 39l behind Number Theory (8-8) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul.
Kahsabelle (FR) 25-1 (9-2) 8th of 10, 5l behind Blek (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 1m 4f stk sft in Aug '08.
Now What 7-2 (8-13) Held up in 5th, went 4th on inside 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never quite going pace to challenge, 4th of 6, 2l behind Gems (8-7) at Bath 1m 5f fll hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Man of God (IRE) 11-8fav (9-6) Soon tracked winner, effort over 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Lordofthehouse (8-6) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Slight Advantage (IRE) 5-1 (8-6) Mid-division on inside, stayed to race alone far side over 3f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on and every chance inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Hollow Tree (8-9) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jul.
Shy 13-2 (9-11) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, clear final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Sweet World (9-11) by 4l, 11 ran.
Schism 8-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along to chase leading trio, one pace and no impression when slightly hampered approaching final 2f, 4th of 9, 9l behind Cunning Act (9-5) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Miss Topsy Turvy (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) Tracked clear leader, closed 4f out, ridden over 2f out, hung right and flashed tail from over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead final strides, won at Thirsk 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gd in Jul beating Celani (9-4) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Dr Darcey 7-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed inside final 3f, chased winner after, no impression over 1f out, just held on for 2nd last strides, 2nd of 12, 3l behind May Contain Nuts (8-12) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.