Griffin Point was beaten only a nose in an amateur's race at Windsor last time but Cardinal looks to have the stronger form. The latter finished runner-up over track and trip last month while THREAVE had been progressing well until fading badly over 6f at Wolverhampton a fortnight ago. She'd easily beaten Waseem Faris over today's minimum trip at Goodwood before that and can return to winning ways in this. Ladweb may prove best of the rest.
Waseem Faris (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Held up, ridden 2f out, switched left over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Threave (9-1) at Goodwood 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Whitecrest 11-2 (8-13) Off the pace in last pair, pushed along 3f out, never on terms, 5th of 7, 6l behind Maglietta Fina (9-5) at Bath 5f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Threave 9-4fav (9-4) With leader, lost place over 2f out, 7th of 8, 19l behind Burren View Lady (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Exotic Guest 10-1 (8-10) Raced centre tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 7l behind Peace Seeker (9-5) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Cardinal 7-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, headway 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, readily held, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Olney Lass (8-4) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Commandingpresence (USA) 25-1 (8-10) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Gung Ho Jack (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Ladweb 9-2 (9-3) Soon outpaced towards rear, headway halfway, chased leaders over 1f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Monsieur Jamie (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Lager Time (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride and not much room after start, outpaced in rear, headway on wide outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 6th of 10, 6l behind Marmalady (9-3) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Griffin Point (IRE) 15-8fav (11-8) Held up off the pace on outside, headway 2f oput, chased leading pair over 1f out, strong run under pressure inside final furlong, finished well, just failed, 2nd of 8, ns behind Give Us A Belle (10-10) at Windsor 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gd.