FASHIONABLE GAL was stopped in her tracks by a faller here last month when closing on the leaders. She never seems to run a bad race on this tight track and deserves another success. Paul O'Brien's claim will help Silver Gypsy but she ran a shocker at Chepstow two weeks ago while First Beauty looks weighted to the hilt at present. Ozeta should have more to offer this winter, however, and Ruby Crown showed she was still capable of decent form when runner-up at Market Rasen in May, though she's hasn't been out since.
Silver Gypsy (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Always towards rear, never in contention, tailed off, 14th of 17, well behind Kitegen (10-8) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft.
Ozeta (FR) 11-1 (9-13) Led and disputed, 2nd halfway, ridden in 3rd 3 out, no extra and weakened entering straight, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Vast Consumption (10-8) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl gs in Apr.
Fashionable Gal (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway when not clear run after 2 out, 5th when not fluent last, ran on flat, went 3rd post, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Smalib Monterg (10-2) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl (2) gd in Sep.
First Beauty (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Disputed lead, headed 3 out, led before 2 out, headed 2 out, stayed on same pace in 3rd after, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Ugo (11-10) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Sep.
Candelita 150-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, well beaten 2 out, 18th of 19, 32l behind Quevega (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hdl G2 (1) gd in Mar.
Ruby Crown 7-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders on inside, hit 2nd, went 2nd 2 out, stayed on under pressure, not quite able to challenge, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Prankster (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Ponte Di Rosa 9-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 3 out, ridden and edged left approaching last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Beattie Green (10-10) at Stratford 2m mrs nov sll hdl (5) gd in May.
Flying Phoenix 4-1 (10-10) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, mistake 3rd, ridden approaching 3 out, soon beaten, 5th of 6, 11l behind Sporting Boy (11-6) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.