Ethics Girl beat the re-opposing Barwick a short-head at Epsom and that pair are closely matched. Echo Brava finished runner-up in an amateurs race at Epsom last time when HI NOTE was well beaten. But the latter was placed over track and trip before that and gets a speculative vote to return to form. Compton Bird is yet another with form at Epsom having won easily over 1m2f while the likes of El Bravo, Marzante, Men Don't Cry and Whinging Willie can also be given a chance in an impossible handicap to fathom.
Compton Bird 10-1 (9-6) In rear, headway over 1f out, edged left and led approaching final furlong, ridden clear, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul beating Dalgig (9-4) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Barwick 10-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, raced wide in mid-division, rapid headway to chase leaders over 8f out, led 7f out, ridden and headed 1f out, chased leading pair, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Red Runaway (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Echo Brava 4-1 (10-4) Close up, led over 3f out, ridden clear 2f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 9, nk behind Nave (9-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f ldy hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Hi Note 16-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, headed over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 12l behind Nave (9-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f ldy hcp (4) gf in Jul.
El Bravo 7-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders on inside, driven 2f out, challenged when rider dropped whip 1f out, stayed on to lead final 50 yards, held on, won at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Qibtee (9-1) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
The Holyman (IRE) 7-1 (9-13) Pushed along to soon lead, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Filament Of Gold (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Royal Alcor (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 9l behind Nanton (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Mr Fitzroy (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, lost place 8f out, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Eric The Grey (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Laser Blazer 9-2 (9-6) Held up in last trio, steady progress 8f out, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and weakened 3f out, 8th of 9, 48l behind Afro (8-10) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Marzante (USA) 5-1 (9-12) Led, ridden and joined from over 1f out, headed near finish, 2nd of 7, hd behind Cherry Princess (8-9) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Men Don't Cry (IRE) 11-10fav (10-0) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Secure Cloud (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Whinging Willie (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) In touch, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Ethics Girl (8-8) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Ethics Girl (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead post, won at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul beating Barwick (9-4) by shd, 7 ran.
Notarised 5-4fav (8-11) Led until over 1f out, soon rallied, kept on well closing stages, 2nd of 5, nk behind English Summer (9-6) at Chester 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.