Not for the first time Sir Mark Prescott has one running with a 12lb penalty for two recent victories but Athenian is probably still well handicapped after Monday's Chepstow success and will be fancied to complete a quick hat-trick. However, ISOLA VERDE attracted support on her debut in a Redcar maiden and made no mistake. She's capable of better and starts off in handicaps off a low enough mark to remain unbeaten. Place In My Heart found 5f too short on her return at Kempton and stayed on nicely at the finish so this extra furlong will be in her favour but Tip Top Gorgeous has gone up in the weights again without winning.
Place In My Heart 9-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders on outside, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to go 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Exceedance (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Besito (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 14, 10l behind Artistic Jewel (8-12) at Newmarket 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Oct.
Tip Top Gorgeous (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, held by winner, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Decision By One (9-0) at Haydock 6f 3yo stk 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Charlotte Rosina 13-2 (9-2) Chased winner, driven over 2f out, soon no chance with winner, kept on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Exceedance (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Bahama Spirit (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Led early, headed after 1f, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 1 1/2f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 4l behind Backbench Blues (9-4) at Leopardstown 7f 2yo hcp sft in Nov.
Brick Tops 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon ridden and one pace, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Misplaced Fortune (9-12) at Ripon 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May.
I'm So Glad 11-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, under pressure halfway, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 17, 18l behind Emman Bee (8-7) at Newbury 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Athenian (IRE) 8-13fav (9-4) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led inside final 2f, driven over 1f out, ran on well, comfortably, won at Chepstow 6f fll hcp (5) gs beating Ficelle (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Isola Verde 11-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, kept on well, pushed out, won at Redcar 6f fll mdn stks (5) sft in May beating Elegant Girl (8-12) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.