Jan De Heem makes more appeal than Point Of Control over today's trip. The former never looked like catching the winner over course and distance last time but kept on well to finish second and should have a say in this. However, the two less exposed types should both be suited by the step up in trip as they make their handicap debuts. Simple Joys finished runner-up at Windsor on her return but SYRENKA was well beaten at Ascot. The latter was quietly fancied on that occasion and she gets another chance to prove herself in this.
Jan De Heem 9-2 (9-1) Led 1f, chased leader, led again over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final 2f, no chance with winner, stayed on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Beacon Lady (9-13) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Syrenka 10-3 (9-0) Took keen hold, chased leader until pushed along over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, eased, last of 8, 18l behind Expressly (9-0) at Ascot 1m mdn fll stks (4) gf in Jul.
Simple Joys 12-1 (8-9) Slowly in to stride, soon tracking leading pair, pushed along over 3f out, soon outpaced and no chance with winner, ridden and stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Star Pearl (9-0) at Windsor 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Point of Control 7-2 (8-11) Dwelt, tracked leader, effort over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, last of 3, 2 3/4l behind Nullarbor Sky (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.