A low draw doesn't look a positive and so Monsieur Joe is one of several passed over in favour of HOOF IT. Mick Easterby's gelding has had a great season, and paid with the handicapper as a result, however this five furlongs on rain-softened ground looks ideal. His mark of 81 still looks manageable and from a nice draw he can return to the winners' enclosure. Perfect Blossom is another horse on the up and she shows no sign of stopping with her great pace and cruising speed ideally suited to this track, Kingsgate Choice remains capable of better now dropped back to five furlongs with Robert Winston back on board, whilst Beat Baby is a progressive colt who is feared. The race should be run to suit Mon Brav and he joins La Fortunata, chasing her hat-trick, on the rather lengthy list of dangers.
Singeur (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Behind centre, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on from over 1f out, never on terms, 12th of 28, 7l behind Evens And Odds (8-10) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Monsieur Joe (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Stumbled start and slowly into stride, behind, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 10, 3l behind Prohibit (9-12) at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Above Limits (IRE) 7-2 (8-4) 2nd of 11, 2l behind Rebecca Rolfe (8-8) at Naples(ITY) 5f Listed stks (1) gd in Jul.
Tawaabb 9-1 (9-7) Close up cenre, driven along over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Perfect Blossom (8-5) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Duchess Dora (IRE) 10-1 (8-1) With leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Favourite Girl (8-4) at Ayr 5f hcap (2) sft in Jul.
Hoof It 11-2 (9-5) Behind and soon pushed along, ridden over 1f out, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Diamond Johnny G (8-2) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Skylla 6-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, not quicken, 6th of 13, 4l behind Perfect Blossom (8-5) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Perfect Blossom 15-2 (8-5) Pressed leader, led 2f out, pushed along and ran on strongly final furlong, easily, won at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul beating Confessional (8-13) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
The Only Boss (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on, not pace to challenge, 5th of 8, 5l behind Russian Rock (9-1) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Kingsgate Choice (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Held up, headway to chase leaders halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 15th of 20, 13l behind Fireback (8-1) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Confessional 5-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, never any chance with unchallenged winner, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Luscivious (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs.
Beat Baby (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left and kept on inside final furlong, won at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Jul beating Just Sam (8-7) by 1l, 7 ran.
Addictive Dream (IRE) 2-1 (9-7) In touch in rear, progress 2f out, effort and edged left 1f out, went 2nd well inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Waveband (9-6) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Lewyn 8-1 (8-9) Behind, outpaced 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 38l behind Jack My Boy (8-1) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.
Magical Macey (USA) 9-2 (9-7) Bumped start, chased leader, ridden to lead 1f out, ran on, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, nk behind Mon Brav (9-1) at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Mon Brav 11-8fav (9-1) Last pair, switched off rail 4f out, switched sharply left again inside final 2f, headway over 1f out, driven and ran on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Magical Macey (9-7) by nk, 5 ran.
La Fortunata 10-3 (8-13) Made all, ridden over 1f out, soon under pressure, hard ridden and joined final 100 yards, held on well towards finish, won at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Bougainvilia (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.