MISS GLITTERS is progressing well enough to believe that she can cope with some experienced handicappers; of whom Mujood and Habshan should go well. Anabelle's Charm has been progressing well this term too and she seems sure to be popular but a 7lb rise for her defeat by Dark Prospect seems a little harsh. There should be more to come from Willow Dancer this term and he should be respected if the market emits the right vibes whilst Habshan should be all the better for his return and cannot be dismissed. Ellemujie wasn't far behind him last time whilst Mujood lost little caste in defeat behind the well regarded Riggins and merits a place on the short-list and it would be foolish to dismiss Cotswolds although he has a little to prove following his latest run as he steps up in trip. Miss Glitters handled quick ground well at Salisbury on her only start on turf and races as though she'll stay at least this far although her pedigree does raise some concerns on that score. She is, however, a lightly raced, progressive filly with a smart pedigree and we'll take Miss Glitters to sparkle here.
Willow Dancer (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Soon pressing leader, led 3f out, ran on inside final furlong, driven out, won at Newmarket 1m hcap (3) gf in Oct beating Ace of Hearts (9-4) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Hurricane Hymnbook (USA) 12-1 (9-1) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 11l behind Yahrab (9-4) at Great Leighs 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) pol in Sep.
Habshan (USA) 33-1 (8-10) Raced centre, tracked leaders, switched left to join stand side group over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Ace of Hearts (9-1) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Ellemujie 7-1 (8-12) Raced centre, with leaders, joined stands side group over 2f out, ridden and soon every chance, one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 12, 7l behind Ace of Hearts (9-1) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Annabelle's Charm (IRE) 3-1fav (9-2) Held up in touch, travelled strongly, headway over 2f out, led on bit over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held when slightly carried left, no extra, 2nd of 12, nk behind Dark Prospect (9-1) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Ballinteni 10-3 (9-4) Held up in 4th, headway on outer to chase leading pair over 2f out, driven and stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Martyr (9-1) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Mujood 12-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and hard pressed from 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Riggins (9-3) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Prince Of Thebes (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Chased leaders until weakened 2f out, 9th of 11, 11l behind Riggins (9-3) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Miss Glitters (IRE) 5-4fav (9-4) Mid-division, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Southwell 7f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in May beating Ancient Cross (9-1) by 2l, 14 ran.
Ocean Transit (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 9l behind Doric Lady (8-11) at Leicester 6f (4) gf in May.
Cotswolds 3-1fav (9-3) Led, ridden along over 2f out, headed well over 1f out ,one pace until weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind Paraguay (9-2) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.