Alan Berry's Wicked Wilma is 2lbs better in for a length with Richard Whitaker's Mey Blossom on running when placed third and second respectively behind Lucky Numbers at Catterick 10 days ago and there should not be much between the pair again but both may have to settle for minor honours once more in a race taken to go to BRIERTY. Declan Carroll's gelding ran better than expected over six furlongs at York behind La Zamora last week when a close up fifth despite finding trouble in running and he looks worth backing to resume winning ways back over the minimum trip, especially having been dropped 1lb since that latest effort. Jim Goldie's Eternal Instinct was well held on her reappearance back in May and has not been seen since then so looks best watched while James Given's Feelin Foxy gave little sign for encouragement at Goodwood on Thursday. The six-year-old Gap Princess has been the model of consistency this term but she has paid the penalty at the hands of the handicapper for her wins at Catterick and of more interest may be Bryan Smart's Sirenuse, who ran well when a close fourth behind Five Star Junior at Ayr when last seen in May but she is strictly held by Brierty on running at Thirsk earlier that month and Declan Carroll's gelding can come out on top again.
Sirenuse (IRE) 9-4fav (9-1) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Five Star Junior (9-7) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Gap Princess (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed and no extra, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Hotham (9-6) at York 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Brierty (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out to chase leaders, one pace, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind La Zamora (9-4) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Feelin Foxy 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened inside final 2f, 14th of 17, 8l behind Hamoody (8-11) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Mey Blossom 7-2fav (8-9) Towards rear far side group, ridden and hung right when headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Lucky Numbers (9-6) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Eternal Instinct 9-2 (8-11) Behind, pushed along over 2f out, kept on on from over 1f out, went 3rd final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Glen Shiel (8-8) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Basle 6-1 (9-12) Prominent, ridden to challenge 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 7l behind Requisite (9-9) at Kempton 6f fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 22-1 (8-6) Chased leaders far side group, led that group and overall leader inside final furlong, soon headed, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Lucky Numbers (9-6) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Speedy Senorita (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) With leaders, left in lead over 1f out, headed and weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4l behind Poppy's Rose (9-5) at Thirsk 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd.