The Wonga Coup was winning for the first time in 20 starts at Bath last month before promptly going in again at the same track last time. He should be thereabouts once again but preference goes to the less exposed ELSIE BAY. She went close when runner-up at Bath with Zuzu Angel back in fifth and, with the promise of more to come, Mark Usher's filly gets the nod. Princess Willow almost lost her maiden tag when beaten less than a length at Kempton recently and Chatterati's latest third over C&D will be boosted if runner-up Thecornishcowboy goes well in the previous race.
The Wonga Coup (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Held up in 7th, good headway on outside to 3rd over 2f out, led entering final furlong, stayed on well, won at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) fm beating Volcanic Jack (9-10) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Cairanne 20-1 (9-2) Held up, came centre 8f out, never a factor, 10th of 15, 31l behind Minstrel Lad (8-6) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Elsie Bay 10-1 (9-0) Chased leader over 3f, stayed in 3rd, pushed along and kept on same pace final 2f, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Enriching (9-12) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Opus Maximus (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, took keen hold, some headway over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 7l behind Azrag (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Princess Willow 12-1 (9-1) Led early, chased leader, led 3f out, ridden and pressed over 1f out, chased winner, lost 2nd last strides, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Neige D'antan (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Poetry Writer 13-2 (9-4) Held up in 6th, headway over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind The Wonga Coup (9-2) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Zuzu Angel (IRE) 2-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, went 4th over 1f out, no impression, dropped to 5th post, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Enriching (9-12) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Chatterati (USA) 9-2 (8-5) Started very slowly, behind, headway from 2f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Caterina (9-3) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Dangerous To Know 7-2fav (8-6) With leader, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 30l behind Taste The Wine (9-11) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.
Pass The Time 16-1 (8-7) Held up, headway on inside 3f out, soon ridden, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind First Glance (8-5) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm.