SWISS DIVA will trounce these if tuned up for her reappearance and is nominated accordingly; the main dangers may be Rio Mist and Flambeau. David Elsworth's daughter of Pivotal was only beaten half a length by Palace Moon in a Listed race here in August and she improved in leaps and bounds last season. Whilst it might be a worry that she took a race to find her feet last season (although a third to Proclaim was hardly poor) her class should see her through and she is the pick at the weights. Flambeau is an interesting contender for Henry Candy. He sacrifices a potentially lenient handicap mark by going for this race and this Oasis Dream filly is from a successful family and she is open to more improvement. Rio Mist has been waltzing home in modest handicaps and now faces the acid test but she is on the upgrade and not to be sniffed at, stablemate Yer Woman flopped last time but had previously been impressing at Kempton, whilst Bounty Box is a course and distance winner and her two runs this year should have put her spot-on for this assignment. Angus Newz has a little to find on official ratings and the seven-year-old hasn't shown all of her sparkle from the front this season, so we are happy to plump for the class-act Swiss Diva.
Angus Newz 12-1 (9-12) Prominent on outside, pushed along over 2f out, pressing leaders and every chance when hung left over 1f out, chased winner final furlong, readily held, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Deacon Blues (9-1) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Bounty Box 11-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Dubai Dynamo (9-4) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Slap And Tickle (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, hampered and weakened soon after, 9th of 10, 22l behind Collect Art (9-2) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Swiss Diva 15-2 (8-6) Held in touch, effort over 1f out, kept on under pressure, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, nk behind Palace Moon (9-0) at Newmarket 6f Listed stks (1) gd in Aug.
Flambeau 5-2fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, challenged 2f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Newbury 7f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May beating Kakatosi (9-3) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Gessabelle 33-1 (8-0) Tracked leading pair, pushed along 4f out, weakened 3f out, eased when well beaten over 1f out, 8th of 9, 45l behind Fasette (8-4) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo app sll (6) gd.
Rio Mist 7-1 (9-6) Led on rail until over 4f out, tracked leader, pulled out well over 1f out, led entering final furlong, soon quickened clear, easily, won at Goodwood 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Rule Of Nature (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Yer Woman (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Held up in touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 6, 6l behind Cockney Class (8-9) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.