Wordismybond and Speedy Writer both represents stables in good form. The former has the better recent efforts to his name having won on Turf at Lingfield at the start of the month, though the runner-up did nothing for the form next time. Veteran Megalala is running well and should get a good ride from Shelley Birkett while Gracious George and Elle Rebelle have place claims again. But we'll take a chance on CELESTIAL BAY, who was slowly away at Sandown last time. Her rider also dropped his whip but the mare still got to within a length-and-a-half of the winner and is a pound lower here.
Wordismybond 11-4fav (9-12) Quickly away and soon crossed to stands' side rail to lead, joined over 4f out, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m app hcp (6) gf beating Libra Romana (8-0) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Gracious George (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Held up in last pair but in touch, stayed on inside final furlong, took 3rd close home, nearest finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Guaracha (9-0) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Princess Icicle 6-1 (9-5) Prominent early, held up, ridden on outside over 2f out, soon well beaten, 8th of 9, 11l behind Compton Bird (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Speedy Writer 12-1 (9-9) Always towards rear, 8th of 13, 10l behind Hallingham (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Megalala (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, held when lost 2nd 1f out, no chance with leading duo final furlong but held on gamely for 3rd, 3rd of 7, 8l behind City Ground (10-7) at Brighton 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Celestial Bay 25-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway on outside under pressure from 2f out, rider dropped whip over 1f out, kept on into 4th inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Who's That Chick (9-12) at Sandown 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Beep 12-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, one pace and edged right over 1f out, 6th of 13, 9l behind Hallingham (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Elle Rebelle 13-2 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, edged left and ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd final strides, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Emman Bee (9-9) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Roxy Lane 20-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 9th of 13, 11l behind Hallingham (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.