Perfect Words has shown his best over 5f so far, though this is much easier than his latest task at Hamilton. STAR REQUEST returned a losing favourite over the minimum trip at Musselburgh last week but had found only Bachotheque, who has since won again, too good in soft ground over 6f before that and she gets the nod on that form. Miss Perfect had Only For You a couple of lengths behind when runner-up in fast ground at Beverley and Iwilsayzisonlyonce finished ahead of Panama Cat at Wolverhampton last time but Twilight Pearl was well beaten when second at Hamilton last month.
Stand N Applaude 14-1 (9-0) Led, took keen hold, awkward on bend over 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon switched left, losing place when hampered 1f out, last of 9, 22l behind Tussie Mussie (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Perfect Words (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Held up, ridden over 1f out, soon beaten, 5th of 6, 12l behind Penny Garcia (9-2) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Star Request 9-4fav (9-4) Behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon edged right, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Ena Sharples (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Twilight Pearl 12-1 (8-7) Led, headed over 4f out, prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Alexandrakollontai (8-1) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Sep.
Miss Perfect 9-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner final 50 yards, no impression, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Chloe's Dream (9-1) at Beverley 5f 2yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Sep.
Iwilsayzisonlyonce 7-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Hartwright (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Masai King (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Angels Calling (8-13) at Ffos Las 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep.
Panama Cat (USA) 11-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, short of room and switched left over 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Hartwright (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Only For You 18-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner entering final furlong until final 50 yards, kept on, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Chloe's Dream (9-1) at Beverley 5f 2yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Sep.
Mace The Ace 80-1 (8-12) Tracked winner until ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 26l behind New Fforest (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Plexolini 12-1 (8-0) Led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 8l behind Alexandrakollontai (8-1) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Sep.
Sylvia's Diamond 66-1 (8-1) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 23l behind Lady Of The House (8-8) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.