MADAME VESTRIS has been raised 5lb for finishing third at Sandown last time but the handicapper may end up being proved right as the winner has since gone in again. Sir Michael Stoute's filly is having only her fourth start and should find enough to take care of last month's maiden winner Lemon Pearl. Kempton runner-up Halling's Treasure may prove a bigger danger making a quick reappearance after Wednesday's second at Kempton, but the older horses look pretty exposed with the likes of Wild Desert, Swinging Hawk and Tenhoo all well beaten since winning earlier in the year.
Wild Desert (FR) 4-5fav (9-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Mediterranean Sea (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Ethics Girl (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Held up in mid-division on inside, ridden and no response 2f out, 8th of 14, 14l behind Beacon Lady (8-5) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Swinging Hawk (GER) 20-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 9th of 10, 8l behind Silver Lime (9-10) at Ascot 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Tenhoo 8-1 (8-11) In rear, headway on inner over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Hawdyerwheesht (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Unknown Rebel (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, chased winner until over 1f out, weakened inside final fujrlong, 5th of 9, 13l behind Kalk Bay (9-6) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug '12.
My Destination (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 4f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, kept on and every chance final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Hawk Mountain (9-7) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Lemon Pearl 3-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, led after 2f, ridden over 2f out, pressed inside final furlong, held on well towards finish, won at Nottingham 1m 2f mdn fll stks (5) gf in Jul beating Bonanza Creek (9-0) by nk, 9 ran.
Rosie's Lady (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Pulled hard tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 43l behind Elhaame (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Madame Vestris (IRE) 6-4fav (9-4) Took keen hold early and held up in 5th, steady headway 3f out, driven in 3rd over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Argent Knight (9-7) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Halling's Treasure 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led inside final 4f, 5 lengths clear over 1f out, ridden and lead dwindled inside final furlong, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 7, nk behind Strawberry Jam (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f Apprentice Handicap (0-80) (3yo) (4) pol.
Gabrial The Master (IRE) 7-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 9l behind Snowy Dawn (8-3) at Chester 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.