Shalwa has only found the improving Bantam too good at Windsor and Salisbury recently and connections will be keen to get a win out of her before the season is out. But she may find one too good again in the shape of I SAY. Willie Haggas' filly won on an easy surface at Carlisle on her reappearance and didn't seem happy on good going at Ripon last time. Nullarbor Sky is a dual course and distance winner and, though up in class and the weights and tackling soft ground for the first time, can make her presence felt again but Saint Helena is struggling off her current mark while Kittens refused to race at Bath on Saturday. Mixed Message has her stamina to prove but The Ducking Stool has won over course and distance, though is a lot more exposed than some.
Saint Helena (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) In rear, headway over 2f out, driven and kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 9l behind Rossetti (10-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Shalwa 3-1 (9-1) Led, joined 3f out, kept slight advantage until headed close home, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Bantam (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 4f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Kittens 10-1 (9-3) Edgy in stalls and refused to race, in a race won by Royal Signaller (9-3) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd, 12 ran.
I Say (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and not quicken on outside 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Nemushka (9-10) at Ripon 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
The Ducking Stool 9-1 (8-13) Towards rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 5th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Deserted (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Mixed Message (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden on outside over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, went 4th in closing stages, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Artful Prince (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Nullarbor Sky (IRE) 5-4fav (8-11) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug beating Fatima's Gift (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 3 ran.