ABOVE THE STARS finished runner-up in a seller at Thirsk last time and this is no tougher. She should go very close with a similar effort and is just preferred to Elusive Gold, who drops in class but seems to save her best for the Polytrack. Commandingpresence won a low grade handicap on the Turf at Lingfield last month while both Saskia's Dream and Chevise were placed over 7f here last week without threatening to get their heads in front.
Above The Stars 16-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, headway well over 1f out, soon ridden to challenge, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Colbyor (9-0) at Thirsk 6f sell stks (6) gd in Aug.
Commandingpresence (USA) 16-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden halfway, not trouble leaders, 7th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Aye Aye Digby (9-7) at Goodwood 5f Handicap (0-75) (6yo+) (5) gd in Aug.
Take The Lead 14-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 17l behind Lucky Di (9-8) at Goodwood 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Interakt 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, weakened 2f out, eased when no chance final furlong, last of 9, 9l behind Langley Vale (9-3) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Jun.
Elusive Gold (IRE) 11-2 (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 4l behind Eastern Dragon (9-11) at Warwick 6f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Saskia's Dream 9-2 (9-1) Close up, headway over 2f out, ridden to press winner when edged left over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Pilates (9-0) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Chevise (IRE) 4-1 (9-8) Close up, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Olney Lass (9-6) at Brighton 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.