Cross Pattee separated a couple of modest efforts with a third at Kempton and the frustrating Mandy Lexi has gone close on more than one occasion. Veturia disappointed after a promising debut and both newcomers are related to winners with Wildcrafting preferred to Bottle Blonde. However, a chance is taken that LYRIC PIECE, who finished a creditable third over C&D despite being unfancied on her debut, will find the necessary improvement and come out best in a tricky affair.
Bottle Blonde Indesatchel filly out of Sukuma.
Cross Pattee (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Raced in centre and prominent, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, 14th of 16, 21l behind Pearl Sea (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo stks (2) gd.
Lyric Piece 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt pushed along in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never a factor, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Piper's Lass (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Mandy Lexi (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 10l behind Tharawal Lady (9-2) at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Veturia (USA) 5-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, led headed 2f out, one pace and no chance with leaders final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Filfil (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Wildcrafting Exceed And Excel filly out of Local Spirit.