Botanist won an amateur's race at Leicester last month and Roxy Lane won at Brighton a fortnight ago. Both face a tougher task in this though Zeteah should go well again after returning a cosy two length winner at Salisbury last time. But SUMMERLING went close in the other division of Zeteah's handicap at Salisbury with Dark Phantom well beaten. Phil McEntee's filly has tumbled 16lb down the weights since her first start handicapping and looks set to finally get off the mark. Arizona Snow is another looking to take advantage off his current mark but is unproven over the trip.
Botanist 11-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd 8f out until ridden 1f out, one pace, 5th of 7, 5 3/4l behind Samsonite (10-11) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Zeteah 12-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up in rear, good headway on outside well over 1f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, driven out, won at Salisbury 1m hcp (6) gf in Aug beating Greek Islands (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Summerling (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, chasing leaders when switched right to inside over 1f out, went 2nd final 100 yards and closed, always just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Lopito de Vega (9-0) at Salisbury 1m hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Roxy Lane 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Brighton 1m hcp (6) gf in Aug beating Pendo (9-10) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Cahala Dancer (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Raced wide towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 11, 9 1/2l behind Cyflymder (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Bold Grove 17-2 (8-12) Held up behind in touch, outpaced on outside 3f out, no impression when wide into straight, soon weakened, last of 7, 25 1/4l behind Born To Be Bad (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Dark Phantom (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, pressed leader over 6f out, led over 3f out until 2f out, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 3/4l behind Lopito de Vega (9-0) at Salisbury 1m hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Mary's Prayer 33-1 (8-9) Always in rear, last of 11, dist behind Poor Duke (8-9) at Leicester 1m hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Arizona Snow 16-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Outlaw Kate (8-12) at Ffos Las 7f hcp (6) gd in Aug.
Ede's The Business 66-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, 6th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Zaria (9-4) at Chepstow 1m hcp (6) gd in Aug.