TOPTEMPO makes most appeal in this. Mark Tompkins' filly remains without a win but began handicapping last year off a 17lb higher mark and, having gone close at Newmarket last time, she looks set to finally open her account. Grandiloquent is another tumbling down the weights but looks no nearer to winning while this is much tougher than the seller Anginola won at Brighton on her latest start. Candyman Can is also upped in class but Fantasy Blue is not easily dismissed as she makes her handicap debut for powerful connections.
The Bells O Peover 11-1 (8-13) Led 2f, prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 13l behind Enthusiastic (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Toptempo 8-1 (8-11) In touch in rear, headway to press leaders over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Royal Dutch (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Grandiloquent 4-1 (9-5) Led, quickened 3f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, losing place when hampered on inside soon after, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Discay (9-5) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Epsom Salts 5-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, headway on outside 5f out, led over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 5l behind Tapis Libre (10-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f ldy hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Anginola (IRE) 7-2 (9-10) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, driven clear inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Brighton 1m 4f sell hcp 0-55 (6) gf beating Orla's Rainbow (8-6) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Rock God (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Chased leading trio, went 3rd over 3f out until 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 8l behind Magog (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Fantasy In Blue 4-1 (8-6) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 9, 8l behind Jimmy Sewell (9-12) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Jun.
Candyman Can (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed last 75 yards, kept on on and held towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Unison (9-7) at Ffos Las 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft.