There is very little between this quartet at the weights so the market may prove the best guide. Raging Bear might need faster ground but Krupskaya has won on soft and heavy going, though has hardly raised a gallop in her last three runs. PATRONA CIANA has the highest official rating and has her sights lowered on her third start in this country. She can get her head back in front as Hartwright may struggle to get home over this longer trip.
Patrona Ciana (FR) 14-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 20l behind Altharoos (9-2) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Hartwright 11-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 16l behind Jontleman (8-12) at Newbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Raging Bear (USA) 10-1 (9-7) Dwelt in rear, ridden 3f out, some headway over 1f out, not troubled leaders, 4th of 6, 4l behind Miss Marjurie (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Krupskaya (FR) 5-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened and eased, last of 5, 39l behind Mandy's Boy (8-11) at Redcar 1m 3yo clm (6) gf in Aug.