held up, steady progress over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong
held up in touch, every chance 2f out, soon pushed along, one pace final furlong
led, pushed along and headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out
with leader, took keen hold 3f, led over 3f out, pushed along and narrowly headed over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on
close up on inside, ridden and weakened over 3f out
held up and behind, headway over 2f out, pushed along and slight lead over 1f out, soon hung right and ridden, headed inside final furlong, ran on
ANNA BUNINA has proved a good servant to connections with two wins and two seconds from her five starts. Now 16lb higher than when scoring at Redcar in April, she's been raised a harsh 6lb for a narrow Beverley victory last month. She is now is asked to sustain her level of improvement against older opposition for the first time but shows a good attitude to her work and can oblige. Appointed and Snowdon have good overall records but both bombed out when failing to beat a single rival last time and have a point to prove now. Therefore, the consistent Railport Dolly is seen as the main danger, whilst Quintada and Lola's Theme are others who need to put last-time disappointments behind them.
Appointed 8-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, lost place on outside over 5f out, well beaten final 3f, last of 7, 32 1/2l behind Nette Rousse (9-7) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp fll (4) gs in Aug.
Railport Dolly 14-1 (9-11) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Regal Mirage (9-6) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Quintada 16-1 (8-12) Led, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened soon after, 11th of 13, 14 3/4l behind Aktau (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 3f hcp (3) gf in Aug.
Anna Bunina (FR) 11-10fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, edged right and bumped runner-up towards finish, just held on, won at Beverley 1m hcp (5) gf in Jul beating Hector's Here (8-12) by nk, 6 ran.
Lola's Theme 10-3 (9-0) Held up in 5th, pushed along over 5f out, well beaten over 3f out, 5th of 6, 18 3/4l behind Dark Lochnagar (9-8) at Chester 1m 2f hcp (4) sft in Jul.
Lady Alavesa 13-2 (9-7) Held up towards rer, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 5 3/4l behind Sonja Henie (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Aug.
Snowdon 10-1 (9-8) Held up, ridden over 3f out, soon struggling, last of 8, 24 1/4l behind Cockalorum (9-11) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jul.