STEP IN TIME is taken to rise above this latest challenge and is selected in preference to She's OK and Jack My Boy. The last named is held in high regard by his yard and takes a significant drop in grade after finishing sixth in a Listed race at Ascot last month. This is more his grade and a better effort can be anticipated this afternoon. She's OK won a fillies' only nursery at Newmarket 17 days ago - gaining a just deserved victory after a series near misses. A 5lb higher mark obviously makes life harder for her. But the Clive Brittain-trained youngster is an improving sort and cannot confidently be ruled out. Excellent Guest and Pintura are a couple of others worth noting in the betting - the former has shown plenty of promise and would be especially interesting if backed before the 'off'. However, Step In Time has improved with each start to date and, as Mark Johnston's juveniles seem to harden quickly with experience, this son of Giant's Causeway is taken as a good value option in a tough one to call.
Little Perisher 10-1 (8-12) Chased leading pair, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, 4th of 5, 8l behind Lucky General (8-12) at Windsor 6f 2yo stks (3) gd.
Bond Fastrac 16-1 (9-3) Made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on well, won at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Elusive Sue (8-12) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Swilly Ferry (USA) 3-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, switched outside and headway over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Fleeting Echo (8-0) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Eternal Instinct 5-1 (8-9) Mid-division, driven halfway, headway over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Midnight Martini (8-9) at Thirsk 5f 2yo hcp (3) gs.
Step In Time (IRE) 4-1fav (9-1) Led 1f, remained prominent, led again over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Soul Heaven (8-8) at Ascot 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Jack My Boy (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 7, 25l behind Nideeb (9-2) at Ascot 7f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Jul.
Ballodair (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Prominent near stand rail, not on terms over 1f out, 10th of 12, 16l behind Bluie (7-13) at Goodwood 6f 2yo hcp (2) sft.
Excellent Guest 8-13fav (9-3) Made all, ridden, edged right over 1f out, kept up to work final furlong, won at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd beating Serhaal (9-3) by 4l, 4 ran.
She's Ok (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Raced centre, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, edged left and driven out, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) gd beating Snow Fairy (9-7) by hd, 18 ran.
Flaneur 8-1 (9-3) Led after 1f, ridden and headed well over 1f out, rallied and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Pintura (8-10) at Redcar 6f 2yo hcp (3) gf.
Pintura 7-2fav (8-10) Slowly into stride, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on well to lead towards finish, won at Redcar 6f 2yo hcp (3) gf beating Flaneur (9-3) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Elusive Sue (USA) 5-6fav (8-12) Always prominent, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Bond Fastrac (9-3) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
My One Weakness (IRE) 4-1 (8-7) Soon led, headed over 2f out, stayed challenging, ran on to lead near finish, won at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp (5) fbs in Jul beating Sejanus (8-11) by shd, 8 ran.
Lord Aeryn (IRE) 7-4 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul beating Always Dazzling (8-12) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Bossy Kitty 10-3 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, soon outpaced, no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Skylla (9-7) at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (2) gd.
Yurituni 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 15, 8l behind Seeking Dubai (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo stks (4) gf.
Uddy Mac 10-1 (7-12) Behind, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Pintura (8-10) at Redcar 6f 2yo hcp (3) gf.