CATS EYES is up another 7lb in a bid for her hat-trick but she left it late to get her head in front at Nottingham last time and won more cosily than the narrow winning margin suggests. Robert Cowell's filly is just preferred to the less-exposed Lupin Pooter, who made it two wins from three starts when scoring at Ayr last month, but the winning run of Laura's Bairn came to end off today's mark at Sandown a week ago. Millibar finally opened her account in a Bath maiden last time but Ring For Baileys looks more likely to make the frame.
Cats Eyes 3-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders and always going best, joined leader on bit entering final furlong, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, cheekily, won at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Demora (8-13) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Lupin Pooter 6-5fav (9-4) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led final 100 yards, just held on, won at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May beating Wild Sauce (9-3) by shd, 9 ran.
Laura's Bairn 6-1 (9-5) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Bogini (9-5) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Welease Bwian (IRE) 6-1 (7-11) Chased leader, stayed alone on stands rail in straight, headed over 2f out, no chance with leading quartett final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Kyleakin Lass (9-3) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Millibar (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Reared start, well outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led close home, won at Bath 6f fll mdn stks (5) gs beating Miss Complex (9-0) by nk, 5 ran.
Ring For Baileys 4-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd 1f out, led narrowly soon after, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Electric Qatar (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Christopher Chua (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Dwelt, in rear, ridden over 1f out, soon hung left, never able to challenge, 7th of 8, 6l behind Blanc De Chine (9-2) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Ghazeer (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway and squeezed through over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 4l behind Trending (8-9) at Chepstow 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.