LUCKY BLACK STAR has tumbled 12lb down the weights this year and finished a bit closer on his latest start at Kempton. He can confirm that running with Our Golden Girl and gets the vote. Helamis has a chance on her earlier form at Yarmouth but Tornado Battle disappointed stepped up today's trip at Brighton though had the excuse of soft ground. Halfwaytocootehill is usually thereabouts at this level while Poste Restante has scope for improvement over middle-distances.
Poste Restante 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt always in rear, 13th of 14, 46l behind Valtina (9-0) at Haydock 1m fll mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Lucky Black Star (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Compton Bird (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (6) pol.
Precision Strike 11-1 (8-13) Pushed along to chase leaders, every chance over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 20l behind Ningbo Express (9-10) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Helamis 9-2 (8-6) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 11l behind Spiritual Art (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.
Our Golden Girl 16-1 (8-6) Held up in touch on outer, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 7l behind Compton Bird (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (6) pol.
Bullseye Babe 10-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 7l behind Winslow Arizona (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Tornado Battle 5-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, chased winner over 6f out, ridden 3f out, faded inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Uganda Glory (9-7) at Brighton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Halfwaytocootehill (IRE) 2-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 5f out, went 2nd over 2f out until entering final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 5l behind Jebulani (9-2) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Annie Besant 20-1 (8-6) In touch, pushed along halfway, soon lost place and behind, last of 11, 13l behind The Great Gabrial (9-5) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Switch On 50-1 (9-5) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 23l behind Air Of Glory (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Penang Power 16-1 (7-13) Unseated rider in paddock and mounted on course, tracked leading trio, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace and no impression final furlong, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Minority Interest (9-3) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Betty Boo (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 6, 14l behind Ningbo Express (9-10) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.