BASSMAH (NAP) just missed out at Salisbury on her latest start when beaten a neck. She can go one better in this and confirm running with Tai Hang Dragon in the process. She also looks a safer proposition than winning debutante Express Lady, who scored over track and trip in May, as the placed horses in that contest have been well beaten since. Music Lesson makes her handicap debut after finishing second at Goodwood but Highway One could go well back over 7f today judged on an earlier placed effort at Newbury.
Bassmah 4-1 (9-6) Awkward start, held up in rear, switched left and headway over 1f out, squeezed through to challenge approaching final furlong, ran on, never reached winner, 2nd of 10, nk behind Excellent Sounds (10-2) at Salisbury 7f hcp fll (5) gf in Jun.
Tai Hang Dragon (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Excellent Sounds (10-2) at Salisbury 7f hcp fll (5) gf in Jun.
Music Lesson 5-2 (9-0) Held up in close 4th, pushed along on outside over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Contentment (9-0) at Goodwood 7f mdn fll stks (5) gd in May.
Express Lady (IRE) 11-4 (8-9) Keen, tracked leader, led approaching final furlong, ran on, pushed out, won at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) gs in May beating Buxted Dream (9-0) by 1l, 9 ran.
Bee Case 50-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out until over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, last of 10, 12l behind Marquee Club (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Tremendous (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 7 3/4l behind Yaraki (9-0) at Lingfield 6f mdn fll stks (5) gd in May.
Highway One (USA) 6-1 (9-0) Raced near side of group, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 11 3/4l behind Standing Rock (9-0) at Newbury 1m mdn fll stks (4) gd in Jun.