led until not fluent 3 out, 4th and no extra next
prominent, ridden after 5th, chased winner before 2 out, no impression, stayed on same pace
held up in rear, mistake 5th, ridden and weakened before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out
tracked leaders, outpaced after 5th, went 3rd before 2 out, stayed on same pace, no impression on winner
in touch in rear, niggled along after 3rd, ridden from next, closed when mistake 5th, soon beaten, weakened after 3 out
always prominent, took keen hold, led 3 out, clear when went left last, ridden out
After completing a double at a modest level at Plumpton. Our Phylli Vera shot up the weights and finished a long way last on her only subsequent start over hurdles. She's run twice on the Flat without showing much and is worth taking on. Hi Note won a Class 3 handicap at Fontwell last month and was impeded when making ground back there on Friday. However, her victory was over 2m6f and this looks on the short side. Roja Dove has suffered in the ratings for her participation in a Grade 3 at Down Royal where she finished runner-up but hasn't shown anything like that form in England. Goldie Horn won two sellers in June and that appears to be her level so the vote goes to FAVORITE GIRL (NAP). She was in top form around this time a year ago, landing a Leicester handicap at this level from just 2lb lower, and there couldn't be a more positive booking than Richard Johnson, who can steer her home.
Roja Dove (IRE) 12-1 (11-6) Tracked leader, driven and lost place before 2 out (usual 3 out), plugged on same pace, no chance with leaders, 4th of 8, 18l behind Springinherstep (11-10) at Stratford 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Oct.
Hi Note 11-2 (11-3) Held up in last pair in touch, chased leaders 3 out, outpaced next, never on terms, weakened last, 5th of 9, 28l behind Floral Spinner (10-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy.
Chasse En Mer (FR) 16-1 (11-6) Held up in touch on outside, went 2nd 6th until 4 out, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 6, well behind Whatdoesthefoxsay (11-1) at Worcester 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.
Goldie Horn 8-1 (11-11) Held up on outside, hung left and weakened after 3 out, 6th of 9, 22l behind Church Hall (11-7) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Oct.
Our Phylli Vera (IRE) 5-2 (11-10) Held up in 3rd, lost place when blundered 3 out, soon weakened, last of 5, 24l behind Madame De Guise (11-12) at Chepstow 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Favorite Girl (GER) 4-1 (10-7) Led to 4th, lost place 2 out (usual 3 out), soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Springinherstep (11-10) at Stratford 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Oct.