WALIYAK hails from last year’s winning yard and drops in class with an apprentice’s allowance in her favour. She looks worth another chance with the slower going not a problem but Lottie Marie ran below par in soft ground at Windsor last time having placed at the same track earlier. The remaining trio step up in trip and Folk Dance has been raised 6lb for winning at Newmarket while Melnikova is fitted with headgear after a disappointing effort at Ascot on her handicap bow. Little Becky went close in novice company at Yarmouth and may figure.
Waliyak (FR) 5-2 (8-13) Dwelt towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Angel Power (9-0) at York 1m 2f hcp fll (2) gd in Aug.
Little Becky 4-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, hung right over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Piranesi (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m stks (5) gf in Jul.
Melnikova 10-3 (9-3) Raced keenly tracking leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 15 3/4l behind Manaabit (9-4) at Ascot 1m hcp fll (3) gd in Jul.
Folk Dance 3-1fav (8-13) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m hcp fll (4) gf in Aug beating Lalania (9-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Lottie Marie 11-1 (8-12) Raced keenly tracking leader, pushed along and lost 2nd inside final 3f, chased leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 15 3/4l behind Ice Sprite (9-0) at Windsor 1m 3f hcp fll (4) sft in Aug.