Royal Connection is generally consistent but has disappointed on the two occasions she's raced here this season. Leicester specialist Bold Las represents a yard in terrific form and should go well, however, while Anya is getting closer. History Book is lightly raced and also worth a second look but the handicapper may have a grip on Bountybeamadam. HIKING wasn't disgraced in a better race at Goodwood last month as she was knocked sideways when trying to mount a challenge. She still finished well ahead of Saltwater Creek and can gain compensation in this.
History Book (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Took keen hold tracking leading pair on inside, unable to quicken over 2f out, switched right off rail well over 1f out, stayed on into 2nd entering final furlong, one pace, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Water Hole (9-1) at Doncaster 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Bountybeamadam 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, driven to lead narrowly well over 2f out, headed 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 15th of 19, 12l behind Extremity (9-0) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Hiking (USA) 11-2 (8-8) Close up, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Magique (8-10) at Goodwood 1m 1f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Havelovewilltravel (IRE) 5-1fav (9-12) Went left start, recovered to press leader, led over 2f out, soon ridden and headed, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Rekdhat (9-5) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Bold Lass (IRE) 2-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders centre, ridden to lead inside final 2f, hard pressed inside final furlong, stayed on well, in command towards finish, won at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul beating Red Paladin (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Anya 8-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Messila Star (9-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Saltwater Creek (IRE) 16-1 (8-1) Raced wide held up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 14l behind Magique (8-10) at Goodwood 1m 1f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Royal Connection 3-1 (9-5) Keen led, ridden and joined from over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Weekendatbernies (9-7) at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Dalmarella Dancer (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, switched sharply right to rails over 2f out, not clear run inside final 2f and soon switched left, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Special Miss (8-9) at Sandown 1m 1f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.