COMPLEXION showed improved form when running out an impressive winner on soft ground at Yarmouth last month on her handicap debut. It's worth chancing she'll handle today's faster conditions as there should be plenty more to come. Newbury winner Bakoura will appreciate the return to a mile after her second over 7f at Leicester, while Yarmouth runner-up Crystal High has claims on her handicap bow along with Vita Lika. Loving Thought and Sahafh have a bit to find but the consistent Hurricane Lady should be thereabouts.
Bella Noir 15-2 (10-3) Led, ridden and headed approaching final 2f, chased winner until approaching final furlong, no impression inside final furlong, lost 3rd last strides, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Hunter Forward (9-2) at Sandown 1m 1f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Amoya (GER) 4-1 (9-5) Made all, clear halfway, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul beating Sir Mozart (9-9) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Complexion 5-2fav (9-4) Held up in rear, headway and switched left over 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed out and ran on, won at Yarmouth 1m fll hcp (5) sft in Jul beating Madame Excelerate (9-6) by 5l, 9 ran.
Junket 3-1fav (9-13) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, driven and kept on from over 1f out, never reached leaders, 5th of 10, 6l behind Push Me (8-9) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Hurricane Lady (IRE) 5-2 (9-2) Dwelt and hampered start, held up in rear, headway on inside over 3f out, not clear run and switched left over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Totheendoftheearth (8-13) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Vita Lika 6-1fav (9-0) With leader, driven to lead inside final 2f, headed over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 19, 4l behind Make A Dance (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll mdn (4) gs in Oct.
Bakoura 5-1 (9-4) Held up, not clear run 2f out, switched right and headway over 1f out, ran on to take 2nd well inside final furlong, no impression on winner close home, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Moone's My Name (9-5) at Leicester 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Crystal High 3-1 (8-12) Raced alone stands side, prominent, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 6, hd behind Our Gal (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) sft in Jul.
Sahafh (USA) 14-1 (8-11) Always behind, struggling 3f out, never a factor, last of 10, 29l behind Watneya (8-12) at Sandown 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Loving Thought 7-1 (8-11) Mid-division, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 11l behind Moone's My Name (9-5) at Leicester 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Pinch Of Posh (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Soon pushed along in rear, never on terms, 7th of 9, 12l behind Millyluvstobouggie (9-1) at Leicester 6f fll hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Flying Phoenix 3-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 6, 10l behind Destiny Of Dreams (9-3) at Folkestone 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gs.