There's a good chance that First Secretary will show considerable improvement now granted a stiffer test of stamina but we have to stick with ALZAVOLA now that he's hit form. Sir Mark Prescott's filly only beat two rivals over 1m2f here last week and now carries a penalty but she never came off the bridle and can grind these into submission over the extra quarter-mile. See And Be Seen only won a weak Brighton handicap last month but still makes more appeal than plater Rancher, who was engaged at Nottingham yesterday, and the less-exposed Hattie Jacques.
Alzavola 1-2fav (9-7) Made virtually all, ridden over 2f out, clear 1f out, easily, won at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul beating Special Report (8-1) by 10l, 3 ran.
First Secretary 9-2 (8-12) Slowly away, last pair and well off the pace, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, moderate progress inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 13l behind Close At Hand (8-12) at Windsor 1m mdn flls stks (5) gf in Jun.
Marlborough House 13-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 10l behind Dame Nellie Melba (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Hattie Jacques : 25-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, pushed along and struggling 3f out, plodded on modest 5th over 2f out, 5th of 9, 11l behind Familliarity (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Eleanor Roosevelt (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Slowly away and flashed tail, in rear, short lived effort over 2f out, 10th of 14, 8l behind Pleasure Bent (9-1) at Warwick 1m mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Uncle Bernie (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, in touch, headway to track leaders over 4f out, disputing 2nd over 3f out, driven and no impression in 4th 2f out, no extra in 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 12l behind Kastini (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Secretori 6-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, always behind, virtually pulled up final 2f, tailed off, 9th of 10, 29l behind Double Star (8-3) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jun.
Rancher (IRE) 4-6fav (8-12) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up in last pair, good headway on inside over 2f out, led well over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in May beating Hail To Princess (8-7) by 1l, 6 ran
See And Be Seen 9-1 (8-8) Tracked leading pair, ridden over 1f out, ridden and chased leader final furlong, led last strides, won at Brighton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul beating Uganda Glory (9-3) by hd, 6 ran.