Tactics will play a big part but SURENESS has progressed with every run and a 4lb rise for her victory at Newmarket shouldn't hinder her follow-up attempt so she's handed the verdict. Ruffled looked certain to be suited by further when staying on strongly over a mile at Nottingham so this looks ideal. Just Darcy needs a victory for the paddocks and she faded after setting a strong gallop over 1m2f last time so may take some catching here.
Ruffled 5-2fav (9-0) In touch, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Loved One (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn auc stks (6) gs.
Sureness (IRE) 5-4fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, soon hard driven, stayed on well, won at Newmarket 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gd in Jul beating Trulee Scrumptious (8-10) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Just Darcy 7-2fav (8-13) Led until 2f out, soon rallied, faded final furlong, 7th of 8, 5l behind Fast Pace (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Jul.