INDIAN KEYS had little chance in a Class 2 handicap at Newmarket last time and will find this easier. She had gone close in maiden company before that and just edges this at the weights ahead of Designate. The latter was placed in a handicap on the all-weather last time and makes more appeal than Strategic Order, who seems to have lost his way of late. Westhoughton has plenty to find on today's terms and the remainder are even harder to fancy.
Westhoughton 13-8fav (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Showstoppa (9-7) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) sft.
Star Pursuits 7-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 7, 25l behind Union Rose (9-5) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in May.
Designate (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Prominent, took keen hold, led over 3f out, hung right from over 2f out, drifted to towards stand side rail from over 1f out, headed close home, no extra, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Arlecchino'S Leap (8-10) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5).
Indian Keys 33-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 9th of 17, 10l behind Zifena (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) fm.
Strategic Order (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, pushed along halfway, soon beaten, last of 5, 15l behind Dark Reckoning (9-0) at Ripon 6f 2yo stk (3) gd.
Aneto Peak 50-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 5l behind Star Cracker (9-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.
Equiaire 40-1 (8-7) Held up, driven over 2f out, soon well beaten, last of 6, 11l behind Edgar Balthazar (9-0) at Hamilton 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Astrea 16-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, every chance over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Shamrock Sheila (8-3) at Ripon 6f 2yo sll (6) gd in Jul.
Snoway 9-4fav (8-12) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon no extra, 5th of 8, 4l behind Studio Star (9-1) at Newcastle 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Kidmeforever 8-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened last 100 yards, 7th of 10, 5l behind White Vin Jan (8-0) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Lucilla Aurelius (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind Black Pudding (9-2) at Ripon 6f 2yo sll (6) gd.