Ithoughtitwasover and Art Scholar have the past form to figure but both are struggling to find their best. Warlu Way won at Carlisle last time having been beaten only a nose by Nanton in an amateur event over track and trip earlier. That pair are upped in class for this and so is Bridle Belle, who would prefer some cut in the ground anyway. The latter's stablemate High Office is preferred and should make a bold bid but Kiwayu is another with more to do here after a win at Chester. BOLLIN GRETA bounced back at Doncaster a week ago and despite having to race from out of the handicap proper, Tim Easterby's mare still gets the vote as she's tumbled down the weights since landing this contest last year.
Ithoughtitwasover (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) 10th of 14, 10l behind Star Empire (9-5) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 6f hcp std in Feb.
Art Scholar (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, switched right over 1f out, keeping on but no chance when badly hampered and stumbled inside final furlong, 13th of 16, 16l behind Opinion (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Warlu Way 10-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun beating Franciscan (9-7) by hd, 17 ran.
Bridle Belle 9-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f, no impression and lost 2nd post, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Lady Macduff (8-13) at Chester 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gs in Jun.
Nanton (USA) 9-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead post, won at York 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun beating Warlu Way (9-13) by ns, 17 ran.
Kiwayu 11-2 (9-2) Held up in touch, went 2nd well over 2f out until over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd again 1f out, stayed on to lead final 110 yards, won going away, won at Chester 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun beating Sir Boss (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
High Office 13-2 (8-7) Held up in 6th, ridden and hung left over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 7, 4 1/2l behind Montaser (9-7) at York 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Bollin Greta 15-2 (9-3) Held up in rear and keen, headway over 2f out, chased leader final furlong, soon led, kept on well, won at Doncaster 1m 4f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Fersah (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.