PETALUMA split a pair of much higher rated horses when third in a conditions race at Pontefract last time. She was second in a better handicap than this at Yarmouth before that and gets the nod racing off the same mark here. Filatore scored over C&D recently and is another with claims, despite a 5lb rise, while Authentication may also figure stepped back up in trip. Annaluna has won over hurdles since finishing runner-up here last month and Maria Letizia is not easily overlooked attempting 2m for the first time.
Somemothersdohavem 25-1 (8-0) In rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 10l behind Red Orator (8-4) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Maria Letizia 11-2 (9-2) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, stayed on same pace in 3rd final 2f, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Presto Volante (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Petaluma 14-1 (8-0) In touch, improved to 3rd 12f out, led over 6f out, soon joined, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Lieutenant Miller (9-3) at Pontefract 2m 2f cond Stakes (3) gs.
Kaiser Wilhelm (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden on outside and one pace 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 5l behind Ruscello (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Filatore (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Mid-division, headway on outside halfway, chased leaders 6f out, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead final 135 yards and stayed on well, won at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating No Time To Lose (9-3) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Authentication 11-4fav (8-12) Led, pressed over 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon beaten, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 7l behind Bold Cuffs (9-5) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Caphene 40-1 (8-2) Soon pushed along in rear, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 21l behind Courtesy Call (8-13) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp (3) fm in Sep.
Queen's Star 13-2 (8-7) Held up, headway 9f out, ridden over 3f out, outpaced over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Awesome Pearl (9-4) at Kempton 2m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Annaluna (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on to close on winner inside final furlong, never going to get there, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Lucky Diva (9-7) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.