BILIDN just failed to make it six in a row when beaten a short-head at Ffos Las last time. Racing off the same mark here and back over 2m on fast ground, she can go in again. Montaser has scope for further progress stepping up in trip after scoring over 1m4f at Haydock in May while Western Prize got his head back in front when dropped into lesser company at Salisbury last time. Dark Ranger is another with something to prove at this level though Montaff and Hurricane Higgins are capable of going close on their best form and this looks less competitive than their recent tasks.
Hurricane Higgins (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 15, 6l behind Number Theory (8-6) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (4yo+) (2) sft.
Mystery Star (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 5, 23l behind Cavalryman (9-0) at York 1m 6f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gf in May.
Montaff 8-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on and no impression, 5th of 16, 7l behind Ile De Re (9-3) at Newcastle 2m hcp (2) hvy in Jun.
Dark Ranger 8-1 (9-2) Towards rear, steady headway from 9f out, tracked leaders over 4f out, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 9th of 20, 11l behind Simenon (9-10) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jun.
Western Prize 15-8fav (9-4) Held up in touch, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Gosbeck (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Cotillion 11-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, ridden over 4f out, always towards rear, 10th of 14, 8l behind Incendo (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Bilidn 15-8fav (9-7) Mounted on track, held up in touch in rear, headway on outer 5f out, went 2nd 4f out, ridden 3f out, joined winner inside final furlong, driven and just held, 2nd of 6, shd behind Asker (8-10) at Ffos Las 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
Kangaroo Court (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 18, 32l behind Simenon (9-2) at Royal Ascot 2m 6f stks (2) gd in Jun.
Montaser (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Held up, headway over 4f out, went 2nd over 2f out, soon ridden, closed inside final furlong, kept on to lead close home, won at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May beating Rainbow Gold (8-10) by nk, 7 ran.