OFF CHANCE is taken to gain a deserved success at the main expense of Miss Mittagong and Path Of Peace. Tim Easterby's filly hasn't enjoyed a lot of luck this season as she ran two fine races on her first two starts before appearing to have an ideal opportunity at Ripon only for the ground to turn against her. She still ran a fine race to go down by a head to Charlie Cool who franked the form with a good run from a 5lb higher mark next time and, as long as conditions remain on top, she can go one better. She does face two unexposed performers in Miss Mittagong and Path Of Peace with the former sporting a visor for the first time having just missed out in a finish of heads at Newcastle; that form looks fairly solid with the second running respectably in a valuable race at the weekend. James Bethell's filly could emerge as the chief threat following an impressive start to her handicap career from an exposed performer but she does have to cope with an 8lb rise in a better race and the percentage call is to side with the proven claims of Off Chance with a caveat about underfoot conditions in place.
Off Chance 5-2fav (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out and switched left, kept on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 11, hd behind Charlie Cool (8-9) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Carcinetto (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Led 2f, chased leaders, ridden 4f out, soon no impression with leading pair, lost place over 1f out, 5th of 7, 11l behind Rio De La Plata (9-1) at Nottingham 1m cond Stakes (2) gf.
Arabian Mirage 66-1 (9-4) Led untin ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 15l behind Alsace Lorraine (9-7) at Ascot 1m fll hcp (2) gf in May.
She's In The Money 11-2 (9-4) Mid-division in 4th, pushed along 3f out, ridden and not much room 2f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 8, 11l behind Northern Fling (8-8) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Diamond Daisy (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Took keen hold, chased leaders, hard ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 9l behind Cheam Forever (9-1) at Warwick 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Miss Mittagong (USA) 11-4 (9-4) Chased clear leader, ridden and headway 2f out, every chance when hung left inside final furlong and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Tres Coronas (9-1) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Gobama 6-1 (9-0) Steadied start, raced keenly in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 9, 5l behind Forest Crown (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Path Of Peace 13-2 (8-10) Held up in touch, took keen hold early, not clear run and hampered over 2f out, switched right soon after, quickened to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Newcastle 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May beating Excellent Day (9-4) by 4l, 7 ran.
Avonrose 25-1 (9-0) Held up and behind, headway on inside when not much room and switched right over 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Colonel Carter (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Wishformore (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, hung right and kept on final furlong, 5th of 12, 2l behind Naddwah (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in May.