Nearly Caught scored in soft ground at Windsor before finishing third in a conditions race on the Turf track at Deauville. It remains to be seen how he handles this faster surface and FAST PACE is preferred. She added to an earlier win at Nottingham with a victory on the Polytrack at Lingfield last time and a 4lb rise in the weights doesn't look insurmountable. Stiff Upper Lip is another recent winner to consider and makes more appeal than the so-far disappointing Jazz Master. Candoluminescence returned a losing favourite at Lingfield last time while Back On The Trial finished last when stepped up to today's trip at Bath.
Nearly Caught (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Penglai Pavilion (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 1m 4f 3yo stk sft in Jul.
Fast Pace 9-2 (9-3) In touch, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Jul beating Mesmerized (8-10) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Stiff Upper Lip (IRE) 6-4fav (9-4) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Heezararity (9-4) by hd, 10 ran.
Back On The Trail 7-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, well beaten final 2f, last of 6, 17l behind Northern Star (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-75 (6) gd in May.
Gold Medal (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Led, headed halfway, ridden when weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 18l behind Urban Dance (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Jazz Master 11-4 (9-1) In touch, headway to chase winner over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Silver Dixie (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Candoluminescence 6-4fav (9-2) Prominent, challenged 5f out, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, no extra close home, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Dazzling Valentine (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 3f fll hcp (5) fm in Jul.
Strawberry Jam 16-1 (8-5) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 24l behind Royal Skies (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Red Pilgrim (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, towards rear, plugged on final furlong, 6th of 12, 9l behind Breden (9-5) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.