Bethan is still a maiden after a dozen starts and doesn't appear to be getting any nearer to winning. ATALANTA BAY is just about up to this class and, though 3lb higher than for her latest success, this should be within her capabilities. Elegant Ophelia went up 6lb for completing a Lingfield double then couldn't cope over this track and trip and has gone up another 1lb. Poitin's last success came over 2m on this track and she's much better over that sort of trip.
Tilstarr (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Led and set steady pace, pushed along and headed 2f out, soon ridden and lost 2nd, chased leaders, edged left and weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 3l behind Play Street (8-10) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Poitin 10-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Meetings Man (9-0) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Ssafa 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, led 10f out, ridden and headed 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 17l behind Afro (8-10) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Neston Grace 5-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 17l behind Happy Families (8-13) at Bath 1m 5f fll hcp 0-70 (5) fm in May.
Elegant Ophelia 10-1 (9-11) Held up in touch, dropped to mid-division 9f out, headway 2f out, close up over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Sleeper (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Atalanta Bay (IRE) 11-4 (9-1) Took keen hold, led, headed over 3f out, stayed on one pace final 150 yards, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Royal Marskell (9-5) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Bethan 11-4fav (9-4) Raced wide, in touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Nifty Kier (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Sixties Queen 6-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 12, 6l behind Zinnobar (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) pol.