NOBLE PROTECTOR failed to justify favouritism in soft ground at Sandown on her handicap bow. But she'd won well at Kempton before that and Stuart Kittow's filly gets another chance back on a faster surface and easier track. Rainbow Beauty wasn't beaten far at Leicester and has plenty of scope but Lady Bayside and High Time Too have struggled off higher marks since winning earlier in the year. Coincidently and Madame Elizabeth look bigger threats having won at Musselburgh and Bath respectively on their latest starts.
Califante 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, lost place well over 1f out, 7th of 8, 6l behind Trucanini (9-4) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Noble Protector 5-2fav (9-4) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway to press leaders over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Naaz (9-1) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
High Time Too (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, outpaced 2f out, switched inside and chased leaders over 1f out, no impression in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Tinghir (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Rainbow Beauty 5-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Knight Owl (9-3) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Lady Bayside 6-4fav (10-0) Held up tracking leaders, pushed along over 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, dropped to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 12l behind Tenbridge (8-8) at Chepstow 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Savanna Days (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, switched right over 2f out, not much room and no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 9l behind Uppercut (9-3) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Coincidently 13-2 (8-5) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Sep beating Light Rose (8-6) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Hill Of Dreams (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Always last, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 14l behind Al Jamal (9-1) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Madame Elizabeth 8-1 (8-8) Chased leader and clear of 3rd, ridden 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep beating Saint Jerome (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Wakeup Little Suzy (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 6th of 8, 6l behind Trucanini (9-4) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Light Rose (IRE) 6-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and not much room over 1f out, soon switched left, chased winner entering final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Coincidently (8-5) at Musselburgh 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Sep.
Magique (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Behind, remained on far side when race split over 3f out, never on terms, 7th of 8, 7l behind Annawi (8-13) at Sandown 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep.
Russian Royale 12-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Burning Dawn (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Sep.
Abigails Angel 33-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, led narrowly and gung left over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 3l behind Brocklebank (9-5) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.