SULIS MINERVA is worth sticking with under her 6lb penalty as the handicapper is likely to take a harsh view of her easy three length victory at Ffos Las last week. Jeremy Gask's filly has plenty of weight to carry but this isn't a strong sprint and she can follow-up. Recent Yarmouth winner The Tatling couldn't cope with his rise in the weights at Brighton last time and Spic 'N Span looks a bigger threat having gone close here last Friday. Bateleur drops back to the minimum trip and could make the frame.
Sulis Minerva (IRE) 11-4 (8-13) Held up in touch, went 3rd over 3f out, headway to lead over 1f out, kept on well, pushed out, won at Ffos Las 5f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul beating Whitecrest (8-12) by 4l, 7 ran.
The Tatling (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Held up in rear and well off the pace, pushed along over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get competitive, 6th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Bermondsey Bob (9-5) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Bateleur 9-2 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, one pace and no impression, 7th of 11, 7l behind Interakt (9-0) at Bath 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Spic 'n Span 8-1 (8-11) Led after 2f, hard driven when strongly challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 9, 1l behind My Meteor (9-0) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Ridgeway Sapphire 12-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, not much room when weakening over 1f out, 8th of 11, 14l behind Interakt (9-0) at Bath 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Lady Excellentia (IRE) 7-1 (8-4) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind Miss Elegance (9-7) at Ffos Las 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.