Headgear is applied to Zain Hana as she drops down in class along with PHILIPINE COBRA, who also sports headgear for the first time. The latter landed a double last month and a placed effort at Newmarket subsequently suggests Phil McEntee’s filly is capable of winning off today’s mark. More Than Likely has yet to win a handicap but was placed at Bath last week while Always A Drama has won three of only five outings on the all-weather but never figured at Newbury last time. The remainder are harder to recommend though Sweet Pursuit will appreciate any cut in the ground.
Zain Hana 12-1 (9-11) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 9l behind Emily Goldfinch (9-5) at Newmarket 6f hcp fll (3) gd in Jun.
Philipine Cobra 25-1 (8-2) Led far side and overall leader, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 7th of 20, 2 1/4l behind Pass The Vino (8-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Elizabeth Bennet (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 13 1/2l behind Furious (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp fll (4) pol in Jun.
Sweet Pursuit 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 9 1/4l behind Shorter Skirt (8-11) at Newbury 6f hcp fll (4) gf in Jul.
More Than Likely 8-1 (9-2) Led, headed 4f out, 2nd from over 1f out, no impression on winner, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Heritage (9-5) at Bath 6f hcp fll (4) fm in Jul.
Always A Drama (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leading pair until 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Shorter Skirt (8-11) at Newbury 6f hcp fll (4) gf in Jul.
Daphinia 40-1 (8-12) In touch, chased leaders halfway, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 17 1/4l behind Wedding Date (8-13) at York 5f hcp (3) gf in May.