Elle Rebelle scored over track and trip last month but could only manage fourth back here last time behind Hawk Moth and runner-up ABIGAILS ANGEL. There's little between them on that form but Richard Hughes takes over on the latter and she gets the nod on that basis. Patience has ran out with Byrd In Hand, who found one too good yet again at this track last week, while China In My Hands never looked like justifying favouritism at Hamilton on her latest outing.
Byrd In Hand (IRE) 7-2 (8-5) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace and held when switched right inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Who's That Chick (9-2) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Polydamos 6-1fav (9-0) Raced wide, mid-division, headway over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 14, 5l behind Zed Candy Girl (9-0) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Elle Rebelle 9-4fav (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, unable to challenge, 4th of 8, 2l behind Fairy Mist (9-2) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jun.
Hawk Moth (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, driven and edged left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind Fairy Mist (9-2) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jun.
Blue Clumber 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, led well over 1f out, soon headed, one pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 10, 4l behind Indian Giver (8-9) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Abigails Angel 10-1 (8-12) Soon led, driven over 1f out, stayed on, headed last stride, 2nd of 8, hd behind Fairy Mist (9-2) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jun.
China In My Hands 7-2fav (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, no impression, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 9l behind Indian Giver (8-9) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Claude Greenwood 8-1 (8-10) Prominent in chasing group, pushed along halfway, chased leaders over 2f out, wandering when ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Royal Caper (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Jun.
The Name Is Frank 25-1 (9-12) Held up, ridden halfway, never a factor, 6th of 9, 7l behind Perfect Mission (10-12) at Salisbury 7f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Kirkstall Abbey (IRE) 8-1 (8-2) Tracked leader, edged right over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 31l behind Kisanji (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo app sll (6) gf in Jun.
Excedo Praecedo 8-1 (9-3) Prominent, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 10l behind Crafted (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Tara's Treasure (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 12l behind Bon Port (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.