Queen Aggie bids to repeat last year's victory off a 6lb higher mark but three-year-olds had won the two previous renewals and the younger generation can triumph again via VOLITION. She has shown decent form in maidens and this looks easier than the handicap she contested last time at Doncaster. Carlisle second Bajan Rebel represents the in-form Mick Easterby, who doesn't run many here. She hasn't travelled down from North Yorkshire for nothing but Invade hasn't run since April and, though holding Elusive Ellen on all-weather form, was behind Queen Aggie at Wolverhampton at the start of the year. Dynamic Girl has some improving to do.
Elusive Ellen (IRE) 7-2 (9-8) Bumped start, held up, never on terms, 5th of 8, 6 3/4l behind Silver Rainbow (10-0) at Newbury 6f hcp fll (4) gs in Jun.
Volition (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression, last of 6, 5 1/4l behind Pirouette (8-10) at Doncaster 1m hcp fll (4) gd in Jul.
Bajan Rebel 13-2 (9-2) Led, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure when strongy challenged final furlong, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Yulong Xiongba (9-4) at Carlisle 7f hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Queen Aggie (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 8, 3 3/4l behind Ionization (9-1) at Chester 1m hcp fll (4) gd in Jul.
Invade (IRE) 9-4 (9-6) In touch, ridden 2f out, headway entering final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Baileys Mirage (9-10) at Lingfield 6f hcp fll (5) pol in Apr.
Dynamic Girl (IRE) 11-4jfav (8-12) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden and edged left 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Hitman (9-5) at Newbury 7f hcp (5) gf in Jul.