It looks as though Charles Hills has been waiting for the ground to ease for BARBS PRINCESS, who looked a progressive type when making all over 6f at Goodwood in June. She's 6lb higher but looks capable of going on to better things. It was soft going when Keep It Dark scored at Newcastle though he's now on his highest ever mark. Beau Mistral likes it around here and is still reasonably handicapped after her victory at Redcar so she's a threat along with Kylladdie, whose last Turf victory was in 2010 but has been running really well on Polytrack.
West Coast Dream 16-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Dangerous Age (8-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Amenable (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 2 1/4l behind Barkston Ash (9-5) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Kylladdie 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and closed 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Jay Bee Blue (9-3) by nk, 11 ran.
Fathsta (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, outpaced halfway, ridden and headway entering final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind George Fenton (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Beau Mistral (IRE) 5-1fav (9-3) Mid-division, headway and every chance over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, won at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep beating Eland Ally (9-7) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Storm Lightning 6-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, soon hung right and weakened, 10th of 12, 22l behind The Strig (9-4) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Flirtinaskirt 7-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 11l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-5) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Barbs Princess 9-2 (9-2) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Goodwood 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Red Gift (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Alpha Delta Whisky 14-1 (9-3) Tracked winner, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Threave (9-1) at Goodwood 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Lexi's Hero (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, weakened well over 1f out, soon eased, last of 12, 28l behind Diman Waters (9-1) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Keep It Dark 9-2 (8-10) Took keen hod tracking leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led going well 2f out, pushed clear final furlong, comfortably, won at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Delores Rocket (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Indian Tinker 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, never able to challenge, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Rambo Will (9-1) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Lager Time (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Outpaced in rear, headway centre to get in behind leaders over 1f out, faded final furlong, 7th of 8, 5l behind Waseem Faris (9-7) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Foxy Music 16-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden halfway, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 7l behind Perfect Pasture (10-1) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Perfect Muse 11-8fav (9-0) Chased leading pair, went 2nd over 1f out, soon ridden and no impression final furlong, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Threave (8-8) at Salisbury 5f mdn stks (4) gf in Sep.