Expressive may well be popular given her profile however LADY FRANCESCA has an official rating of 94 and it should take a smart one to lower her colours. Willie Muir's Montjeu filly has been highly tried this season, contesting Listed races at Goodwood, Ascot and Longchamp. She performed with lots of credit on the first two occasions and although the lack of a win to her name is an obvious worry now, she looks capable of putting this modest bunch to the sword. Expressive is rated 69 and Sir Michael Stoute's filly has a decent enough profile. She has been unlucky to bump into some nice horses in August and already proven on this surface this half-sister to Echelon should run well once again. Cappagh Strand looks the most interesting of the Irish runners and Kieren Fallon looks an interesting jockey booking as the horse steps back up in trip, whilst jockey bookings would suggest that Herecomethegirls may be of more interest when encountering handicaps after this run. Not a strong race at all and it is the top-rated Lady Francesca who is fancied to take all the beating.
Pinewood Lulu 80-1 (8-7) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 21l behind Sir Ike (9-10) at Folkestone 7f sell stks (6) gf in Aug.
Barathea's Acclaim 100-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, behind, never dangerous, 12th of 14, 16l behind Moojeh (8-12) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Bonnie Bea 80-1 (9-0) Always in rear, last of 13, 22l behind Luckier (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.
Broughtons Point 16-1 (8-5) Started slowly, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 8l behind Sixties Swinger (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo clm (6) gf in Aug.
Cappagh Strand (USA) 11-2 (8-12) Mid-division, switched left and headway over 2f out, not clear run 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Orlando's Tale (9-7) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) gf.
Expressive 2-1 (8-7) Always prominent, chased winner over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Golden Button (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Glann Visce (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Soon mid-division, towards rear halfway, ridden and no impression over 3f out, last of 8, 31l behind Benji's Babes (9-5) at Bellewstown 1m 3yo auc stks gd in Jul.
Herecomethegirls 7-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, hung left and weakened over 2f out, 4th of 7, 10l behind Love Call (8-12) at Warwick 1m mdn auc stks (5) gd in Aug.
Lady Francesca (8-11) 7th of 13, 10l behind Shalanaya (8-11) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 2f stk.
Silk And Satin (USA) 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 16l behind Hajmah (8-12) at Bath 1m 4f fll mdn stks (5) gd.
Spin Sister 80-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, lost place 5f out, no impression after, 9th of 14, 21l behind Blue Noodles (8-12) at Chepstow 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gs.