Most of these enter the fray in really good heart. Ten times winner Hotham is back on a lowly mark and found only Saucy Brown too good at York a week ago. Magical Macey also ran well on the Knavesmire last time and has won from a higher mark in the past but Albany Rose has been given an astonishing 27lb extra for her recent hat-trick and looks in the grip of the handicapper. Master Rooney hasn't had much racing for his age and is just 4lb higher than when making all at Beverley where Noodles Blue Boy was a close third. Secret Asset is dropping to a winnable mark and Duchess Dora bounced back to form at Chester when Whozthecat was behind. FAVOURITE GIRL was in tremendous form at this time last year, completing a mid-summer hat-trick. She led for much of the way over 6f here last month and looks ready to regain the winning thread.
Secret Asset (IRE) 28-1 (9-6) Went rigth start, tracked leaders, not clear run 2f out, switched left over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 15, 4l behind Piazza San Pietro (9-1) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Favourite Girl (IRE) 18-1 (9-9) Led, ridden and clear over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 12, nk behind Sioux Rising (9-8) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Jun.
Duchess Dora (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon clear, kept on well, won at Chester 5f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jun beating Foxy Music (9-8) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Whozthecat (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, headway to challenge when edged left and bumped well over 1f out, not pace of winner final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Murura (8-10) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Noodles Blue Boy 2-1fav (9-9) Led early, close up, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, lost 2nd when no extra towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Master Rooney (9-7) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Master Rooney (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, under pressure inside final furlong, driven out, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Hazelrigg (9-11) by nk, 7 ran.
Albany Rose (IRE) 5-6fav (9-13) Held up, travelling strongly when not clear run 2f out, switched sharply left over 1f out, quickened up smartly to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, very easily, won at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun beating Johnny Hancocks (9-3) by 5l, 7 ran.
Magical Macey (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Medici Time (9-0) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Tabaret 14-1 (9-3) Dwelt and hampered start, mid-division, ridden well over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 14, 12l behind Dickie Le Davoir (9-1) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Hotham 12-1 (9-7) Towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, kept on and not much room towards finish, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind Saucy Brown (9-11) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.