WOODLANDSWAY finished third behind subsequent Lowther Stakes fifth Pearl Sea at Goodwood last time and the runner-up has gone in since. That looks good enough form to come out best in this and she gets the nod. Royal Steps suffered a narrow-margin defeat over 7f here last time and will be thereabouts while Give Way Nelson and Best To Better look likely improvers and are preferred to the more exposed Annie Gogh. Grace Hull is related to winning sprinters and should be noted along with fellow newcomers Rangooned and Underwhelm.
Annie Gogh 3-1 (8-7) Led until over 1f out, faded final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Kolonel Kirkup (8-9) at Thirsk 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Aquila Carina Cockney Rebel filly out of Galaxy Of Stars.
Best To Better (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 5th of 11, 10l behind Indignant (9-0) at Nottingham 6f 2yo stks (5) gd in Aug.
Fat Bottom Girl 16-1 (8-12) Held up, carried left over 1f out, always towards rear, 12th of 13, 16l behind Hardy Blue (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo fll sell stks (6) pol in Aug.
Give Way Nelson (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, soon in touch, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Upward Spiral (9-0) at Sandown 5f 2yo stks (5) gd in May.
Grace Hull Piccolo filly out of Smart Hostess.
Rangooned Bahamian Bounty filly out of Dansa Queen.
Royal Steps (IRE) 6-4fav (9-4) Pulled hard tracking leaders, pushed along over 2f out, went 2nd on inside over 1f out, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on, headed post, 2nd of 4, hd behind Pippy (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Uknowwhatushoulddo (IRE) 17-2 (8-11) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 10l behind Indignant (9-0) at Nottingham 6f 2yo stks (5) gd in Aug.
Underwhelm Bahamian Bounty filly out of Depressed.
Windsor Secret Sakhee's Secret filly out of Lady Of Windsor.
Woodlandsway 12-1 (9-0) Led main group and overall until groups merged over 2f out, chased winner, well held when no extra in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 16, 4 1/2l behind Pearl Sea (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo stks (2) gd in Aug.