First City remains capable of better and should relish the drop in class however FOREST CROWN has had her Nottingham win franked and is fancied to see off Ela Gorrie Mou and Agony And Ecstasy. The selection has a 7lb higher mark than her last win but she looks progressive and hasn't stopped improving since entering handicaps. Stablemate Agony And Ecstasy is another recent winner and her Chepstow form looks solid, Gobama looks high enough in the weights after a Thirsk romp in June, whilst Ela Gorrie Mou's form with Hidden Fire looks strong and she is considered despite being just out of the handicap. First City has plenty of ability and is respected given her fine second to Alsace Lorraine in May, however a mark of 98 looks a tad high and a bigger threat may be Baileys Cacao if she lasts home over this mile trip (best form over 6/7 furlongs). This race can go to the improving Forest Crown.
Baileys Cacao (IRE) 15-8 (8-13) Led, headed over 4f out, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f, lost 3rd close home, last of 4, 9l behind Seta (8-6) at Leicester 7f flls cond stks (2) gf in May.
First City 14-1 (9-6) Took keen hold in rear, ridden on inside 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 9, 5l behind Antara (9-9) at Epsom Downs 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gf in Jun.
What's Up Pussycat (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, switched right inside final furlong, never on terms, 8th of 11, 7l behind Kerrys Requiem (9-2) at Goodwood 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Sarah Park (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 14l behind Off Chance (8-12) at Pontefract 1m fll lst stks (1) gf.
She's In The Money 14-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, took keen hold in rear, headway 2f out, soon switched left, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Gobama (8-0) at Thirsk 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Jun.
Forest Crown 10-3 (9-5) Made all, ridden 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Nottingham 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun beating Field Day (9-7) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Ela Gorrie Mou 15-8fav (9-13) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, rallied, hung left under pressure inside final furlong, kept on well, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Hidden Fire (9-3) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Gobama 15-2 (8-12) Keen, tracked leader, led 2f out, soon hung left, headed inside final furlong, weakened near finish, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Seasonal Cross (8-9) at Newmarket 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Jun.
Agony And Ecstasy 11-2 (9-3) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well to go clear inside final furlong, won at Chepstow 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May beating Gallant Eagle (9-3) by 3l, 11 ran.
Amary (IRE) 66-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened when not much room, last of 9, 11l behind Bated Breath (9-7) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.