The Thrill Is Gone is very speedy and has her sights lowered today while the three-year-old Bubbly Ballerina came back to form under Natasha Eaton at Chester and will be fancied to go one better. Another Wise Kid was another to find only one too good at Haydock but he's been raised 4lb for that effort, which seems harsh. EXPOSE has been largely disappointing since winning at Newmarket in June last year but was only beaten a length at Lingfield the last time he raced over the minimum and is a pound lower today. He's given a final chance to come good, though Bertoliver is very well handicapped if he decides to stage a revival.
Another Wise Kid (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and stayed on well over 1f out, went 2nd towards finish, held by winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Hamoody (8-13) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
The Thrill Is Gone 16-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon lost place, 7th of 15, 6l behind Kingsgate Choice (9-5) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Perfect Blossom 14-1 (9-0) Behind and outpaced, kep ton from over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 19, 7l behind Even Stevens (8-12) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Bubbly Ballerina 11-1 (8-8) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Cruise Tothelimit (8-9) at Chester 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Expose 14-1 (9-4) Soon led far side and overall leader, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 15th of 17, 9l behind Bonnie Charlie (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Indian Tinker 14-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 7l behind Last Sovereign (9-1) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Bertoliver 20-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, losing place when not much room 2f out, last of 14, 29l behind Cruise Tothelimit (8-9) at Chester 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.