Cotton Camera is hard to fancy on what she's shown so far but Aizu is definitely capable of better now going handicapping. Poplar Close won a maiden auction event over course and distance last month but Dutch Heiress' victory at Ayr looks stronger form and she's obviously more forward than many two-year-olds from her yard. THOLEN just failed to overhaul the odds-on Aneesah at Chester and was then third in a decent maiden at Goodwood. A mark of 75 looks fair and Mark Johnston's filly can open her account here.
Tholen (USA) 5-1fav (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Notary (9-0) at Goodwood 7f mdn fll stks (2) gd in Jul.
Dutch Heiress 4-1fav (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly, driven out, won at Ayr 7f mdn stks (4) gs in Jul beating Stylish Boy (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Poplar Close (IRE) 2-1fav (8-5) Tracked leader, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul beating Livella Fella (8-5) by shd, 5 ran.
Aizu 7-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 4 3/4l behind Shawaahid (9-5) at Nottingham 5f mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.
Cotton Camera (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Led until halfway, rallied over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 6 1/2l behind Master Mirasol (9-5) at Hamilton 6f (6) sft in Aug.