Ben Haslam's Tia Juana ran better when chasing home Belle Noverre at Hamilton last month and has every chance racing off the same mark today but it is hard to get away from CROSS KEY, who gets the vote ahead of Chicane. The William Haggas-trained filly is unexposed after just three runs and she could be of interest on her handicap debut off a mark of just 70 having run promisingly in a Goodwood maiden last month. James Given's Marjury Daw has run to a consistent level of form and should be thereabouts again but she seems a shade high in the weights at present. Micky Hammond's Kathlatino is another that races in the grade for the first time and she cannot be discounted but it is hard to get away from Cross Key. Richard Fahey's filly stepped up from her maiden form over sprint trips when running out the good winner of a Hamilton handicap over a mile last month and she can follow up that victory over today's even longer distance off an 8lb higher mark.
Marjury Daw (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Chased leading pair, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, no impression, 2nd of 11, 5l behind King Zeal (8-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Kathlatino 7-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 5l behind Strike A Deal (8-8) at Redcar 1m mdn auc stks (6) gd in Jun.
Chicane 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leading pair until outpaced and pushed along over 3f out, ridden in 3rd when went left over 1f out, stayed on under pressure towards finish, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Mazamorra (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Cross Key (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Mid-division on inside, ridden and headway well over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to lead final 50 yards, kept on, won at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun beating Destiny's Dancer (8-3) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.
Miss Ferney 11-1 (8-10) In rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Smirfy's Silver (9-7) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Tia Juana (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) In rear, ridden and headway 3f out, not clear run and switched inside 2f out, edged left 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Belle Noverre (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 1f fll hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Ilkley 22-1 (7-12) Mid-division on outside, ridden 3f out, never dangerous after, 7th of 11, 9l behind Abu Dubai (8-11) at Pontefract 1m fll hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Cygnet Committee (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) In touch, squeezed out over 4f out, switched right over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Valantino Oyster (8-0) at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Jun.