GALLEGO is familiar with this place and in a race where whips can be carried but not used, that experience may be key; Noel Garbutt knows Pretty Officer well so she may prove to be the main danger. Richard Price's seven-year-old has a stellar 13 wins to his name and he is better judged on his two wins here in June and July rather than his Newbury flop last time. Regular pilot Marcus Price is sure to have informed today¿s jockey Josephine Bruning of his quirks and a big run is expected with the decent ground in his favour. Ailsa Craig scraped home at Bath last time out and needed a lot of encouragement from Ryan Moore so this race doesn't look ideal, and a bigger threat may be Flying Silks who was given a bit too much to do last time out at Kempton. Hallingdal has a poor strike-rate but she was a cosy winner at Folkestone last time and if coping with the drop in trip she should hit a place at least, whilst Diamond Twister seemed to enjoy a trip to Deauville last time out and doesn't look badly treated on a mark of 68 today. Course and distance winner Miss Mojito has some good form in better races earlier this year and is of interest, along with the consistent mare Inquisitress. Gallego comes here searching for a fifth course success and is taken to complete the hand.
Hallingdal (UAE) 8-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, driven to challenge on outside well over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, stayed on gamely, won at Folkestone 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Aug beating Assabiyya (9-13) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
Gallego 14-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, never a factor, last of 15, 26l behind Recession Proof (10-7) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Ailsa Craig (IRE) 9-2fav (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on rails over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, driven and stayed on to lead last strides, won at Bath 1m fll hcp (5) gd in Aug beating Inis Boffin (9-7) by hd, 14 ran.
Flying Silks (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Striding Edge (9-5) at Kempton 1m Apprentice Handicap (0-75) (3yo) (5) pol in Aug.
Miss Mojito (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Started very slowly, lost all chance and always in rear, 9th of 10, 14l behind Striding Edge (9-5) at Kempton 1m Apprentice Handicap (0-75) (3yo) (5) pol in Aug.
Pretty Officer (USA) 7-2fav (8-7) Chased leader, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, regained lead 100 yards out, ran on, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug beating Carmela Maria (9-5) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Missrepresentation 40-1 (9-1) Always behind, last of 10, 23l behind Miss Bootylishes (9-6) at Chepstow 7f fll hcp (5) sft in Jul.
Peace Concluded 25-1 (8-4) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, not clear run well over 1f out, soon switched right, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 10, 11l behind Cruikadyke (9-3) at Salisbury 1m clm stks (5) gf in Jul.
Straight Face (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Takaamul (8-9) at Yarmouth 7f app hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Inquisitress 14-1 (7-13) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside from 3f out, driven to chase leaders over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 2l behind Recalcitrant (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Aug.
Diamond Twister (USA) 16-1 (1-6) 2nd of 12, 1l behind Key To The Stars (8-12) at Deauville(FR) 7f stk sft in Aug.