NOOR AL HAYA made a bold bid dropped back to 1m6f at Nottingham last time but wasn't quite good enough. It should prove a different story here as she'd won with something to spare over today's trip at Chepstow last month and this looks no tougher. Fitzwilly's latest second came over a longer trip in soft ground and the Fibresand surface may have been responsible for Katie Gale's improved showing at Southwell last time. Orla's Rainbow is preferred to the latter pair after finishing runner-up at Brighton although he has yet to attempt the 2m trip.
Noor Al Haya (IRE) 3-1fav (9-3) Held up, switched left and headway 3f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Hattie Jacques (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Katie Gale 8-1 (8-9) Tracked winner until over 8f out, pushed along over 4f out, chased winner again 3f out, one pace and no impression, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Slip of The Tongue (9-13) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Fitzwilly 7-4fav (7-11) Led until over 12f out, chased leader until 10f out, went 2nd again 4f out, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Princesse Fleur (8-11) at Chepstow 2m 2f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) sft.
Orla's Rainbow (IRE) 10-3fav (8-6) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Anginola (9-10) at Brighton 1m 4f sell hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Paige Flyer 33-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, 7th of 8, 44l behind Handsome Stranger (8-7) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo app sll (6) gf in Jun.
Luckster 50-1 (8-9) Went right start, held up in 5th, ridden and weakened halfway, last of 8, 17l behind Haatefina (8-6) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Jul '12.
Roy Rocket (FR) 33-1 (8-0) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, never dangerous, 5th of 8, 7l behind Nullarbor Sky (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.