There may be an improved run in the pipeline for Bill's Story who is interestingly dropped in trip for this handicap debut, whilst DECENCY who won on the all-weather at Kempton over this sort of trip in April is fancied to improve on a fourth at Folkestone last time out. She has been running on over six furlongs so this trip should be ideal. Queenie's Star makes a handicap debut whilst Verity Lane faded in the final furlong over a mile trip here and with less to travel in this race could put up a strong challenge. King's Approach was a very decent second behind Mack's Sister when last seen here and blinkers replace the usual cheek-pieces to seek improvement, although they failed to do the business when they were last tried.
Decency (IRE) 2-1fav (9-2) Held up towards rear, tracked leaders halfway, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Dualagi (8-7) at Folkestone 6f fll hcp (5) gf in Aug.
South African Gold (USA) 50-1 (8-13) In touch, lost place halfway, 10th of 15, 13l behind Rockabilly Rebel (8-13) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Ice Cool Lady (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Reared leaving stalls, soon in touch on outside, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 11, 13l behind Roman Glory (10-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Bill's Story 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Fork Lightning (8-12) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo fll stks (5) gs in Aug.
Ocean Rosie (IRE) 50-1 (8-1) Keen and prominent, every chance over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 8l behind Aleqa (8-11) at Folkestone 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Verity Lane (USA) 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, one pace and lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 9l behind Nelson's Bounty (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Dilys Maud 33-1 (9-6) Held up, never a factor, 12th of 14, 27l behind Master Mylo (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jul.
Jemima Nicholas 14-1 (9-2) Keen in rear, short lived effort over 1f out, 7th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Perfect Ch'i (9-7) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
King's Approach (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Led, hard ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Ermyntrude (7-13) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Queenie's Star (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Raced wide, soon chased leaders, ridden and went left 2f out, stayed on same pace over 1f out, 4th of 13, 8l behind Spanish Island (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Orsett Lad (USA) 16-1 (7-9) Close up, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Dungannon (9-7) at Folkestone 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Paphos 33-1 (8-3) Soon pushed along and prominent, ridden and weakened 2f out, 9th of 14, 16l behind Explorator (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.