The shortlist for this handicap consists of Hoh Wotanite, Some Diva and Young Bertie, with the vote going to the first-named horse. Hoh Wotanite has knocked at the door in three of his last four starts and, well-drawn and with proven ability at today's venue, today might be the day that it opens over a trip he is trying for the first time. Some Diva has run well on pretty well all starts, including on this surface and she looks fairly weighted and, accordingly, we are expecting a bold showing. Simpsons Ross has been given plenty of chances, but Young Bertie looks to have improved in his last two races, the form is fine in the context of this race and he is well drawn so is another to respect. Panic Stations is another that has been knocking at the door, but her wide draw is a concern. Sanctity showed improvement at Wolverhampton last time, but is another to be drawn wide, while Savannah Pride seems to have regressed from her selling win but Tuscany Queen looked to have improved when scoring in selling company last time and can show up well from her good draw. Overall, though, we will stick with Hoh Wotanite.
Bee Seventeen (USA) 20-1 (9-4) Steady start, always towards rear, 14th of 15, 6l behind Just Down The Road (8-11) at Salisbury 6f fll hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Hoh Wotanite 6-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Xpres Maite (8-13) at W'hampton 6f 3yo hcp (6) pol.
Young Bertie 5-1 (9-7) Edged right start, chased winner, ridden to challenge over 2f out, hung right final furlong, kept on, 4th of 18, 1 1/2l behind Just Down The Road (9-4) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Panic Stations 12-1 (8-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, effort when hit repeatedly on head by near side jockey, led soon after, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Katie Lawson (8-11) at W'hampton 7f fll hcp (5) pol.
Some Diva 5-1jt-fav (8-9) Slowly into stride, soon driven along in touch, hard ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Just Down The Road (8-11) at Salisbury 6f fll hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Sanctity 8-1 (9-4) Always prominent, ridden and hung left over 1f out, one pace, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Free Angel (9-11) at W'hampton 7f fll hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Tuscany Queen (IRE) 8-1 (8-3) Chased leader, led over 1f out, ridden and soon clear, won at Lingfield 7f sll (6) pol in Jun beating Watching (9-7) by 5l, 13 ran.
Savannah Pride (IRE) 66-1 (8-10) Chased leader to over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, last of 14, 26l behind Dancing Guest (9-5) at Kempton 7f 3yo fll hcp (5) pol in Jun.