William Haggas trained the winner of this last year and will be hoping that Meeting Waters, possibly unlucky when a beaten favourite at Lingfield last month, can repeat the trick. But this looks a competitive fillies' handicap in which all six runners have some sort of chance. KHATIBA sports cheekpieces for the first time but hasn't done a lot wrong in her last couple of runs and won over this longer trip on the Polytrack in February. Roger Varian's charge gets the nod ahead of Newmarket runner-up Artistic Charm and La Tinta Bay. Lady Frances is preferred to Serenity Spa of the other pair.
Lady Frances 16-1 (8-4) Raced stand side tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Fast Track (8-6) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Artistic Charm 12-1 (8-9) Dwelt in touch in rear, headway when not clear run entering final furlong, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Athenian (9-9) at Newmarket 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Meeting Waters 9-4fav (9-2) Mid-division, closed 4f out, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on, not quite get to winner, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Stealth Missile (9-1) at Lingfield 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Jul.
Serenity Spa 5-1 (9-12) Steadied start, held up in rear, pushed along and headway 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, went 4th close home, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Mia San Triple (9-6) at Windsor 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Khatiba (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind Elusive George (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
La Tinta Bay 20-1 (8-9) Chased leader, pushed along over 2f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner final furlong, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Polybius (9-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.