Gower Princess got her head up on the line when dropped back to 5f here last time and Gulland Rock also recorded a narrow-margin victory over the minimum trip at Musselburgh on his handicap debut. Black Geronimo makes more appeal having gone close over 6f at Wolverhampton recently with Tom Queally taking over the reins today. Caesars Gift may finish closer now handicapping for the first time and the same comment applies to MONARCH MAID. A repeat of her third at Windsor in August should see her bang there at the finish and she gets the nod.
Monarch Maid 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 6l behind Amahoro (9-0) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Coiste Bodhar (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Took keen hold, held up, always towards rear, 10th of 12, 11l behind Tides Reach (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Honey Meadow 16-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, 16l behind Cape Factor (9-1) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Gower Princess 10-1 (9-6) Close up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Debt Settler (9-3) by hd, 11 ran.
Clapperboard 9-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, effort over 1f, kept on under pressure, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Shyron (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Manor Way (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 10l behind Tree Of Grace (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Trigger Park (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Close up, led over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, soon headed and weakened, 5th of 7, 8l behind Davids Park (9-5) at Chepstow 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Dancing Sal (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) In rear, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 7l behind Rayoumti (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Gulland Rock 11-4fav (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, soon pressed, kept on gamely inside final furlong, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep beating Baltic Spirit (9-5) by nk, 9 ran.
Elite Freedom (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 9, 7l behind Donny Rover (9-4) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Black Geronimo 20-1 (8-11) Prominent, effort over 1f out, stayed on under pressure, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Tautira (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Caesars Gift (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Look Here's Al (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.