SUBTLE KNIFE continued her good progress with a cosy win at Kempton last month. She was held up on that occasion before coming wide with a winning run so a high draw today shouldn't be a problem and Giles Bravery's filly can follow up. C&D winner Supreme Spirit looks to be running into form but Methayel's previous victories have all been over a mile. Lady Layla has gone close on her last two starts over C&D and she's preferred to last month's Pontefract winner Alkadi of the remainder.
Supreme Spirit (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway 2f out, soon wanting to edge left, chased winner over 1f out, stayed on, not able to challenge, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Fillionaire (9-5) at Ffos Las 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Subtle Knife 3-1 (8-11) In rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Kempton 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug beating Diamond Belle (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Jeannie Galloway (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 4l behind Amenable (9-3) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Methayel (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway and grabbed near side rail 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra, 4th of 15, 4l behind Frozen Over (8-7) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Cheers For Thea (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along 4f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 13l behind Miss Ellany (9-3) at Ripon 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Cockney Dancer 33-1 (8-8) Raced centre, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final 2f, tailed off, 11th of 12, 34l behind Jack's Revenge (9-5) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jul.
Lady Layla 3-1fav (9-4) Chased leaders, effort on inside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Fast Finian (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Alkadi (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Engrossing (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Fenella Fudge 13-2 (9-2) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Midnight Dynamo (8-12) at Newcastle 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Maz 25-1 (9-3) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Majestic Zafeen (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Aug.