Not an easy race to solve. Zahoo holds Dark Promise on their meeting at Doncaster but the latter remains unexposed and was a very well-backed favourite that day, although conditions here probably favour Zahoo in truth. However, we'll take them both on with CALATRAVA CAPE, who won over course-and-distance last time in the style of a progressive filly. She's up 6lbs but fully deserves it as she idled in-front and is taken to confirm her superiority over Nafura, who races lazily and remains a stone above her highest winning mark. Sea Of Galilee is a fascinating runner now tried over this trip as her maiden form has worked out and cut in the ground is ideal, similar comments apply to maiden Dazzle The Crowd who makes her handicap debut, while Mildoura will appreciate the drop in grade.
Mildoura (FR) 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out, last of 9, 43l behind Pachattack (9-5) at Newbury 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gf in Aug.
Plaisterer 20-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 16, 8l behind Psychic Ability (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Calatrava Cape (IRE) 3-1fav (9-8) Keen held up, good headway from over 3f out, led 1f out, ridden out, won at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep beating Roxy Flyer (9-12) by 1l, 12 ran.
Brilliana 9-4fav (9-8) Held up in mid division, stayed on stand's rail in straight and effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Prince Of Johanne (8-8) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Nafura 8-1 (9-11) Tracked leader, ridden and chance over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Calatrava Cape (9-8) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Critical Path (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Calatrava Cape (9-8) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Sea Of Galilee 11-10fav (9-3) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, held by front pair, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Bahamian Music (8-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Ragdollianna 16-1 (9-8) In touch on inside, headway to join leaders 3f out, narrow lead over 2f out, narrowly headed 1f out, no extra in 4th close home, 4th of 11, 2l behind Saute (9-7) at Newbury 2m app hcp (5) sft.
Zahoo (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 18, 3/4l behind Bourne (9-8) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Issabella Gem (IRE) 9-1 (8-4) Mid-division, driven 3f out, ridden over 2f out, edged left inside final 2f, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no impression with winner, 2nd of 16, 3 1/2l behind All Annalena (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) sft in Sep.
Dark Promise 5-2fav (9-4) In touch in mid-division, took keen hold, headway and edged left over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Bourne (9-8) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Dazzle The Crowd (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Giants Play (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f sks (4) pol in Sep.