An impossible handicap on the face of it, though the favourite has won the last two renewals and the unbeaten NEW PROVIDENCE is likely to start somewhere near the head of the betting. She won her handicap debut with the minimum of fuss at Doncaster, beating Cajoling in the process, and can complete the hat-trick. Panda Spirit failed to land the odds over 7f here last time while Dittander steps up in trip having won both starts over 5f. Savoy Showgirl is upped 8lb for a cosy win at Ascot but Prize Exhibit makes her handicap bow after dotting up on the all-weather and is interesting. East Coast Lady beat Lacing easily enough over track and trip last month while both Enlace and L'Addition made winning debuts and are others to consider along with Feeling Easy.
Savoy Showgirl (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, smooth headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon clear and stayed on well, won at Ascot 7f 2yo fll hcp (4) gf in Jul beating Assault On Rome (9-2) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Prize Exhibit 8-13fav (8-10) Raced keenly, chased winner, led and raced awkwardly briefly over 1f out, came well clear final furlong, very easily, won at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (5) pol in Jul beating Its Lady Mary (8-13) by 9l, 8 ran.
East Coast Lady (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Raced alone far side, overall leader, ridden clear final furlong, unchallenged, won at Newmarket 6f mdn (4) gs in Jul beating Lacing (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Feeling Easy (IRE) 5-1 (8-6) Steadied start, held up last, headway on outside over 2f out, challenged 2f out, soon led, shaken up and wandered left soon after, readily in command final furlong, eased close home, won at Salisbury 6f nov auc stks 2yo (5) gf in Jul beating Be Bold (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
New Providence 2-1fav (9-4) Held up in last pair, smooth headway halfway, tracked leader going well over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on well, won at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll hcp (4) gf in Jul beating Cajoling (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Lady Gemini 14-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, outpaced by winner, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Flaming Spear (9-5) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (3) gf in Jul.
Panda Spirit (USA) 4-7fav (9-7) Led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Guilty (9-1) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Expensive Date 6-1 (9-7) Outpaced in rear early, headway approaching halfway, ridden and went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on well to lead close home, won at Lingfield 5f 2yo hcp (5) pol in Jul beating Secret Liaison (9-7) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Enlace 5-2 (9-0) Prominent, led over 1f out, ran on, comfortable, won at Hamilton 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul beating Gurkha Friend (9-5) by 3l, 8 ran.
Dittander 10-11fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon recovered chasing leaders, travelling well halfway, led over 1f out, hung left and ridden inside final furlong, ran on, won at Bath 5f 2yo hcp (5) fm in Jul beating Multi Quest (7-13) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Cajoling (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway and switched left over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, hard ridden and stayed on into 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind New Providence (9-4) at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Zifena 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, led briefly over 1f out, chased winner final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Taaqah (9-0) at Newbury 6f mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Lacing 11-2 (9-0) Prominent centre until brought main group to stands side and led halfway, ridden 2f out, ran on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind East Coast Lady (9-0) at Newmarket 6f mdn (4) gs in Jul.
Indian Keys 8-1 (8-9) Led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Great Park (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.
Showstoppa 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 6, 5l behind She's A Worldie (8-9) at Beverley 5f 2yo nov stk (5) gf in Jul.
Madamoiselle Bond 13-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd post, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Izzthatright (9-7) at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.
L'addition 16-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Jul beating Primrose Valley (8-9) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Robin Hill 14-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind War Alert (9-0) at Windsor 5f 2yo fll mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Three Robins 8-1 (9-0) Quickly away, took keen hold and soon settled in 4th, pushed along over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 7th of 12, 8l behind Adelasia (9-0) at Doncaster 7f mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Ocean Crystal 100-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden 2f out, kept on, never nearer, 7th of 13, 14l behind Efflorescence (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn (4) gf in Jul.