Iptisam took up the lead pretty early over a mile at Thirsk last time and was caught in the final furlong. Disco Inferno also likes to race prominently and finished runner-up over today's trip at Chepstow last week. That pair run the danger of setting things up nicely for RUFOOF given Charlie Hills' filly caught the eye finishing strongly over 6f at Ripon on her latest start. The latter should have today's race run to suit and gets the nod ahead of Martial Art, who looks best of the remainder.
Iptisam 3-1 (9-12) Keen tracked leaders, led 2f out, ridden and soon hung left, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Alegra (9-0) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (4) gd.
Disco Inferno 7-4 (9-5) Led 1f, pressed leader, led again 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, no impression, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Spin Artist (9-5) at Chepstow 7f mdn stks (5) gd.
Martial Art (IRE) 5-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders, chased winner 3f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Hidden Belief (8-12) at Chepstow 7f mdn auc stks (6) gf in Jul.
Natalia 33-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 9l behind Dilgura (9-0) at Bath 6f fll mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Annie Besant 33-1 (8-1) Slowly into stride, pushed along in rear, never on terms, last of 8, 9l behind Roland (9-6) at Warwick 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Cote Reveur 50-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in rear, well beaten final 3f, last of 9, 48l behind Gabrial's Kaka (9-3) at Chester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Lady Calantha 20-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 150 yards, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Dennis (9-2) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Rufoof 7-2fav (9-7) Dwelt, mid-division, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Abraham Monro (8-2) at Ripon 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.