PRINCESS LOULOU was wearing a hood for the first time when scooting home by nine lengths on soft ground at Thirsk and with conditions in her favour has to be the selection. Princess Of Orange has been competing at a high level all season after winning a Newmarket handicap last August and this represents a drop in class. She's also won on soft ground, as has Beautiful View who has had very little racing but gives the impression there's more to come. Trapeze gained her only success on heavy going at Salisbury a year ago but hasn't made the expected progress, finishing last of 26 in the Listed Sandringham Handicap at Royal Ascot the last time she ran though there was probably something amiss.
Princess Loulou (IRE) 11-4fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, closed over 2f out, led over 1f out, clear final furlong, stayed on well, won at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Sep beating Busatto (9-3) by 9l, 13 ran.
Princess Of Orange 20-1 (8-13) Steadied start in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 14l behind Tinghir (8-13) at Ascot 1m stks 0-90 (3) gs.
Beautiful View 20-1 (8-13) Went left start, close up, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 8l behind Indignant (9-1) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jul.
Trapeze 33-1 (8-7) Raced far side and always behind, eased when no chance final 2f, last of 26, well behind Annecdote (8-7) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Listed hcp (1) gf in Jun.