Only four face the starter but this is far from straightforward. Alwida will probably start favourite given Sir Mark Prescott's strike rate here and the fact that his filly was taking on better opposition when second at Haydock last time. But she's gone up a further 4lb while Pearl Spice was well beaten off his new mark when starting favourite at York. Kelvingrove may not have beaten much here last time so we'll take a chance on NATEEJA, who was only fourth to Alwida at Sandown in July but is 9lb better off now and entitled to get much closer. Her latest third at Chester suggests she's improved since.
Alwilda 6-1 (8-2) In touch towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, soon chased winner, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Nearly Caught (8-8) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp (2) gs.
Pearl Spice (IRE) 3-1fav (8-11) Held up, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 10th of 15, 28l behind Eagle Rock (9-10) at York 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Kelvingrove (IRE) 8-11fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon clear, comfortable, won at Yarmouth 1m 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug beating Keep Kicking (9-11) by 16l, 4 ran.
Nateeja (IRE) 7-2 (8-5) Chased leaders ridden over 3f out, outpaced 2f out, rallied on inside final furlong, stayed on to 3rd final 110 yards, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Nashville (9-5) at Chester 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.