Phoenix Clubs and Pivotal Prospect scored over today's trip earlier this season but fast ground could prove a problem for both. Wicked Wilma showed a bit more at Pontefract last week but this is tougher than the race Ingenti finished third in at Carlisle last time. RIO'S GIRL is not ideally drawn but she's usually fast away and, if jockey Barry McHugh can tack across early, she should take up a decent position and go very close. Most of the remainder arrive out of sorts though Whitecrest could be thereabouts again having run well in her last couple of starts.
Whitecrest 4-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Cockney Fire (9-0) at Bath 5f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Diamond Blue 14-1 (8-8) Dwelt, in rear, ridden entering final furlong, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 7l behind Queen Grace (8-13) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Phoenix Clubs (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Chased leaders towards stands side rail, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 12th of 14, 11l behind Willbeme (9-3) at Doncaster 6f fll hcp (5) gf.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, chased winner over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Imperial Legend (8-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Pivotal Prospect 4-1 (8-5) Led, pushed along and headed over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Breezolini (9-0) at Doncaster 5f flls hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Jul.
Black Annis Bower 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 10, 14l behind Nasharra (10-4) at Carlisle 6f ladies hcap (5) sft.
Nearly A Gift (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, led 4f out, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, soon weakened, eased, 8th of 9, 31l behind Dora's Sister (8-12) at Catterick 7f Classified Stakes (0-65) (3yo+) (6) sft in Jul.
Rio's Girl 11-2 (8-5) With leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Sunny Side Up (8-5) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Ingenti 20-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Choc'a'moca (9-8) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Selective Spirit 33-1 (8-6) Mid-division, lost place 2f out, soon behind, 10th of 11, 18l behind Roy's Legacy (8-3) at Doncaster 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.