MAJOR MUSCARI has been getting closer of late and was beaten only a length when third over track and trip last time. He can confirm superiority with Cashel's Missile and gets the vote. Chateau Lola also posted a better effort at Kempton recently and College Doll finished second the last time she raced over course and distance. Befortyfour and Chapellerie have both tumbled down the weights this year and may get involved in really poor contest.
Befortyfour 40-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 17, 11l behind Megaleka (8-10) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Chapellerie (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Dwelt in touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 5th of 7, 8l behind Orwellian (9-2) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul '12.
Major Muscari (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Started slowly, outpaced in rear, headway on wide outside over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Beach Rhythm (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol.
Chateau Lola 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Iffranesia (9-4) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
College Doll 14-1 (9-0) Raced wide, tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 14l behind Poyle Vinnie (9-2) at Kempton 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Lexi's Beauty (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Hampered start mid-division, weakened halfway, eased final furlong, last of 13, 27l behind Clean Blow (9-7) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Flow Chart (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Outpaced towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 12, 6l behind Red Shadow (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Cashel's Missile (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden and hung left from over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Beach Rhythm (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol.
Bond Blade 18-1 (8-12) Went right start, behind, never dangerous, last of 9, 9l behind Loyal Royal (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Ferocious Fran (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, eased towards finish, last of 10, 4l behind Even Bolder (9-0) at Brighton 5f hcp (6) fm in Jun.
Ishetoo 25-1 (8-8) Went right start in rear, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 8, 5l behind Burnt Cream (9-5) at Bath 5f hcp 0-55 (6) fm in Aug.