The relatively lightly raced SURPRISE PENSION won on only his second start this season last time out. He did race keenly throughout last time, possibly owing to freshness. Given his relatively lightly profile there could still be some improvement to come and provided he settles, he looks the one to beat under the capable Alison Denial. The evergreen Emperor's Well has been running consistently in these events throughout the summer. The livelier ground will suit him while Grethal, who isn't inconsistent but would have claims on picks of his form. Desert Hawk uncharacteristically ducked on leaving the stalls last time but has the assistance of a capable amateur today. He enjoys coming off a fast pace which he is likely to obtain here. Natural Rhythem is another that enters calculations but Surprise Pension is given the vote to win this lady riders contest.
Chin Wag (IRE) 14-1 (8-1) Always towards rear, last of 11, 34l behind King of The Moors (8-1) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp (3) gs in Sept.
Grethel (IRE) 28-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 18, 11l behind Middlemarch (9-1) at Redcar 1m clm (4) gs in Sept.
Desert Hawk 12-1 (9-3) Ducked as stalls opened, went left and started slowly, held up towards rear, headway under pressure 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 22l behind Opera Writer (9-4) at Warwick 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Polish Corridor 10-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 5th of 14, 3l behind Shunkawakhan (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m app hcp (6) gd in Aug.
Waterloo Corner 12-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Boy Dancer (8-12) at Redcar 1m 2f hcap (5) gf in Jul.
Surprise Pension (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, smooth headway to lead 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on, won at Hamilton 1m 3f app hcp (6) sft in Sept beating Jenny Soba (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Hurricane Thomas (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Prominent, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 16, 19l behind Prince Rhyddarch (10-3) at Newcastle 1m 4f amt hcp (6) hvy.
Skylarker (USA) 80-1 (8-13) Close up on outside, lost place halfway, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Barkass (9-0) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Emperor's Well 9-2 (11-3) In touch, led halfway, ridden when headed well over 1f, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Kingsholm (11-1) at Beverley 1m 2f amt hcp (6) sft in Sept.
Neon Blue 20-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 5l behind Bavarian Nordic (8-13) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sept.
Hi Dancer 3-1 (8-8) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 13, 8l behind Silver Seeker (9-3) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-100 (6) gf in Jun.
Kiss Chase (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 28l behind Nans Best (9-4) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp (5) gs in Sept '07.
Natural Rhythm (IRE) 9-2fav (8-12) Led, ridden over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 5th of 10, 9l behind Grit (9-1) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp (5) hvy in Sept.
Miss Ferney 100-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, prominent, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 7l behind Hamalka (8-12) at Chester 1m 2f mdn fll (4) gf in Sept.
Thornaby Green 9-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 12, 24l behind Bavarian Nordic (9-1) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.