This is always a good contest and 2010 is no exception, with SERIOUS ATTITUDE selected to beat Golden Destiny and Swiss Diva. The selection is best off at the weights here courtesy of her official mark of 109, which has resulted from four wins out of her six career starts. A Cheveley Park winner at two, she did not quite live up to expectations in last year's 1,000 Guineas, but then came back to win a Group 3 at York. Trip and ground are ideal for her here, while she also has a favourable draw, and she will take plenty of beating. Golden Destiny has arrived here via the handicapping route, winning four of those to climb from a mark of 76 up to today's 100. Just held in Listed company at Bath last month, she looks a serious threat, though she has 9lbs to find. Swiss Diva was a 6f York winner last June when it was similar ground to today's and she went close in this grade last time. She may not have stopped improving and is respected. Bounty Box represents a yard going well and although she was found wanting in this grade on her only previous try, she is not one to write off at Listed level just yet and support for her would be encouraging. A quality race where the strongest claimant is Serious Attitude.
Bounty Box 11-2 (8-12) Raced wide, mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Damaniyat Girl (8-12) at Newmarket 6f fll lst stks (1) gd in Oct.
Golden Destiny (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, led and edged left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Gilt Edge Girl (9-0) at Bath 5f fll lst stks (1) fm in Apr.
Impressible 16-1 (9-0) Outpaced, never a factor, last of 8, 14l behind Gilt Edge Girl (9-0) at Bath 5f fll lst stks (1) fm in Apr.
Ishiadancer 18-1 (8-11) Led until halfway, soon under pressure and weakened, 4th of 7, 9l behind Spirit Of Sharjah (9-2) at Leicester 7f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gf in Apr.
Prescription 7-1 (8-11) Towards rear, wide and headway over 1f out, ran on nearest finish, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Jaconet (8-11) at Lingfield 6f listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Pretty Bonnie 22-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 9th of 12, 4l behind Hitchens (9-2) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Sea of Leaves (USA) 12-1 (8-9) Raced in last place, close enough, pushed along 1f out, kept on, never a factor, 5th of 7, 6l behind Markab (9-0) at Thirsk 6f stks (2) gf in Apr.
Serious Attitude (IRE) 11-2 (8-8) 8th of 12, 5l behind King's Apostle (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 6f Grp 1 gs in Aug.
Souter's Sister (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Soon held up in 4th, headway to 2nd well over 1f out, challenged over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Lovelace (9-5) at Newcastle 1m cond Stakes (3) gf in Apr.
Astrophysical Jet 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, switched left soon after, held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 8l behind Music Show (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (1) gd in Oct.
Rose Blossom 20-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Sand Vixen (8-11) at Doncaster 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Sep.
Seeking Dubai 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 12, 10l behind Queen's Grace (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo lst fll (1) gd in Oct.
Tropical Treat 14-1 (8-10) Held up in touch, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 4l behind Layla's Hero (9-4) at Doncaster 6f 2yo Listed stks (1) gs in Oct.
Angus Newz 33-1 (8-3) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, edged right and stayed on under pressure, 3rd of 23, 2l behind Hawkeyethenoo (8-1) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gs.
Swiss Diva 15-2 (8-6) Held in touch, effort over 1f out, kept on under pressure, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, nk behind Palace Moon (9-0) at Newmarket 6f Listed stks (1) gd in Aug.
Absolute Music (USA) 50-1 (8-9) Never a threat, 13th of 14, 21l behind Siyaadah (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3yo fll lst stks (1) in Feb.