AS I AM didn't stay 2m7f at Worcester last month but had won easily over 2m4f at the same track earlier and gave Hopstrings an 18-length beating at Southwell 10 days ago over 2m5f. Despite the double penalty, it will take a decent effort to lower her colours here. Crazy is the least exposed of these and can only improve on a debut success over timber while Bahira will be all the better for her run behind Crazy at Worcester and makes more appeal than winning pointer Duchess Theatre. Nell's Nan has been placed twice at Downpatrick and shapes as though she'll be suited by the longer trip.
As I Am (IRE) 4-9fav (11-5) Made all, soon clear, unchallenged, won at Southwell 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Jul beating Hopstrings (10-12) by 18l, 8 ran.
Crazy (GER) 5-1 (10-10) Held up, headway approaching 4th, led 3 out, driven flat, held on well, won at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gf in Jul beating Kimora (10-12) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Bahira (IRE) 5-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, lost place after 2nd, jumped right and slowly next, headway after 5th, ridden 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 11, 28l behind Crazy (10-10) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gf in Jul.
Duchess Theatre (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) (tt) hdwy aft 3 out; wknd bet last 2, 5th of 9, 18l behind On Holiday (11-12) at Meynell & South Staffordshire 3m ptp gd in Jun.
Hopstrings 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased clear winner from 2 out, no impression, 2nd of 8, 18l behind As I Am (11-5) at Southwell 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Jul.
Miss Beattie 100-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders early, mid-division after 2nd, well beaten before 3 out, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Mickie (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Nell's Nan (IRE) 10-3 (10-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 3 out, no impression in 4th 2 out, kept on one pace to 3rd last, no impression front two, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Cracking Man (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in Jul.