SWEET PILGRIM gets the vote to beat Mrs Boss and Decency in a competitive race for fillies. Jim Crowley's mount wasn't sure to be suited by dropping to six furlongs ahead of her handicap debut last time but put those concerns to bed with a thoroughly professional display. Now 4lbs higher, this is of course tougher but she's only had four starts and should continue to progress, hopefully enough to defy the handicapper's attentions. Mrs Boss will likely head the market and deservedly so following a slightly unfortunate second last time. Prior to that she'd taken second to a thrown-in horse from the Haggas yard and she deserves to pick up a small contest, although as a 10 race turf maiden she's opposable on this occasion. Decency won over seven on her seasonal return and remains competitively treated now just 4lbs higher. Evidence so far is that she's as good on turf, despite that win coming at Kempton, but this trip may prove on the sharp side and she's taken on with that in mind. Ramamara is weighted to the hilt but could improve for blinkers, Dream Number is becoming nicely handicapped but is surely better over further whilst Krysanthe hasn't shown much promise so far but could improve now handicapping. Sweet Pilgrim is progressing well and can land the spoils.
Ramamara (IRE) 40-1 (9-7) In rear, never a factor, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Revue Princess (9-1) at Leicester 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Sweet Pilgrim 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on rail, led inside final 3f, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, readily, won at Chepstow 6f fll hcp (5) gd in May beating Mrs Mogg (8-10) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Dream Number (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Prominent, disputing lead from over 2f out until over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 8l behind Love Match (9-2) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Mrs Boss 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, effort inside final furlong, unable to quicken near finish, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Revue Princess (9-1) at Leicester 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Decency (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 15, 5l behind Bonnie Brae (9-2) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Rathbawn Girl (IRE) 9-2 (7-13) Slowly into stride, outpaced, headway to chase leaders 3f out, jumped path over 2f out, challenging when not clear run over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Brighton 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Starwatch (8-6) by shd, 5 ran.
Mack's Sister 14-1 (9-4) Keen in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 16l behind Rock The Stars (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Krysanthe 100-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 11, 7l behind Poltergeist (9-3) at Salisbury 7f 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Silvee 20-1 (7-13) Behind, soon outpaced, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 6l behind R Woody (9-7) at Goodwood 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Bathwick Xaara 50-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Joe Packet (9-7) at Chepstow 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gd.