MARMALADY returned a seven-length winner over track and trip last week. A 6lb penalty is unlikely to prevent her following up in this company if Gary Moore's filly produces a similar effort. Golden Secret has more scope than most of these on her handicap debut, though Secret Success is another open to improvement. Pearl Noir showed a bit more last time having slid down the weights while Sweet Talking Guy is only 4lb higher than when winning at Yarmouth in July and also worth a market check.
Marmalady (IRE) 15-8fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug beating Brynford (9-6) by 7l, 11 ran.
Golden Secret 12-1 (8-9) In rear, pushed along halfway, headway approaching final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Port Alfred (9-5) at Leicester 5f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Harrogate Fair 16-1 (8-8) In touch, headway to challenge winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Jofranka (8-7) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Secret Success 11-2 (9-5) In touch in mid-division, raced freely, closed over 2f out, not much room over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Cara Gina (9-3) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jun.
Mighty Mata 7-1 (9-2) Bumped start, last pair, pushed along and outpaced halfway, never on terms, last of 7, 9l behind Katy Spirit (9-0) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug.
Pearl Noir 11-2 (9-4) Pressed winner until ridden well over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Chloe's Dream (9-7) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Puteri Nur Laila (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 14, 7l behind Abraham Monro (8-2) at Ripon 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Sweet Talking Guy (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) Tracked leaders effort 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 16l behind Koharu (9-2) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.
Iffley Fields 50-1 (8-10) Always in rear, last of 12, 26l behind Winslow Arizona (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.