Neither Jamesbo's Girl, only beaten a head at Leicester when chasing a four-timer, nor Steer By The Stars, beaten the same distance over 7f at Haydock in July, can be left out of calculations in this as they haven't done a great deal wrong so far. The former is trained by Richard Fahey, who also runs Strange Magic, while the latter's handler Mark Johnston is also represented by Pure Excellence and penalised Musselburgh winner Tussie Mussie. Nargys may have too much weight, however, while Penny Garcia and New Falcon could also struggle off their new ratings and Royal Steps and This Is Nice are struggling to get their heads in front. ANNECDOTE was value for more than the head by which she beat Botanica at Salisbury last month as she encountered traffic problems when beginning her run. The runner-up has franked the form since, at Goodwood, and Jonny Portman's improving daughter of Lucky Story could be the answer to this tricky opener.
Nargys (IRE) 8-11fav (9-0) Held up, headway entering final 2f, led approaching final furlong, pushed out, eased near finish, comfortable, won at Yarmouth 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) gs in Aug beating Marsh Dragon (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Elle Woods (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 10l behind Light Up My Life (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Jamesbo's Girl 9-4fav (9-7) Held up in touch in rear, pushed along over 2f out, switched right and effort over 1f out, ridden and ran on towards finish, 2nd of 6, hd behind Excel Yourself (9-6) at Leicester 6f Fillies Handicap (0-95) (2yo) (3) gf.
Strange Magic (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Led 2f, remained prominent, every chance over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 6, 11l behind Maureen (8-12) at Ascot 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) fm in Jul.
Mollyvator (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Keen in rear, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 8, 13l behind Roz (8-12) at Sandown 7f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gf in Jul.
Pure Excellence 6-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden, hung left and headway over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 7l behind Mary's Daughter (8-4) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Steer By The Stars (IRE) 9-4fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, just held close home, 2nd of 8, hd behind Rated (8-11) at Haydock 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Penny Garcia 5-1 (9-2) Held up behind leaders, switched right 2f out, headway to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug beating Projectisle (9-2) by 4l, 6 ran.
Royal Steps (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, held when not much room close home, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Woodlandsway (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Annecdote 6-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, not clear run over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, led entering final furlong, edged right, ran on, won at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Aug beating Botanica (8-11) by hd, 10 ran.
New Falcon (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, cheased leader over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gd in Aug beating Wellingrove (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
It's Taboo 7-1 (9-2) Always in same place in 4th, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace over 1f out, last of 4, 2 1/2l behind Intibaah (9-7) at Ffos Las 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
This Is Nice (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner final 75 yards, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Opt Out (9-10) at Warwick 5f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gf in Aug.
Tussie Mussie 7-2fav (9-4) Prominent, led over 2f out, soon went right towards rail, clear inside final furlong, pushed out, readily, won at Musselburgh 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Clock On Tom (8-2) by 3l, 9 ran.
Projectisle (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Slightly awkward start, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Penny Garcia (9-2) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Dream Vale (IRE) 5-2 (8-13) Dwelt, soon in touch, switched right to rails over 1f out, kept on to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Charlemagne Diva (8-9) at Thirsk 5f 2yo clm (4) gs in Aug.
Something Magic 10-1 (9-7) Led, pushed along and headed 3f out, ridden and kept on one pace final 2f, 3rd of 7, 5l behind New Falcon (9-7) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gd in Aug.
Puteri Nur Laila (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 9l behind Melbourne Memories (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (6) gd in Aug.
Summer Isles 15-2 (9-7) Raced wide always in rear, last of 9, 12l behind Not Now Blondie (8-8) at Wolverhampton 5f Fillies Handicap (0-75) (2yo) (5) pol in Aug.
Indignant 12-1 (8-13) Led 3f, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 9l behind Mary's Daughter (8-4) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.