Most can be afforded some sort of chance in an open contest. Opt Out and Thorntoun Lady were only separated by a neck here earlier in the month but the latter is not only the more consistent of the pair but is also weighted to come out on top now. However, she's just one of four Goldie runners to line up and SPIRIT OF ALSACE might just emerge as best of the quartet. The invincible Spirit filly gained her only success over course and distance, likes the forecast fast ground and will appreciate the return to 6f. She's seen as the value option in a trappy affair, in which Tango Sky, Jinky and Sunny Side Up can also have a case made for them.
Tango Sky (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) In rear, headway on outside over 1f out, soon edged left, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Cheworee (9-2) at Chester 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
L'Ami Louis (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Opt Out (8-13) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Go Go Green (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 8, 8l behind Gran Canaria Queen (9-3) at Carlisle 6f app hcp (5) gf.
Jinky 2-1 (8-8) Awkwardly away recovered after 1f, close up, headway and every chance over 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Mutafaakir (9-5) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Thorntoun Lady (USA) 4-1 (9-6) Close up, headway over 1f out, ridden and soon every chance, pressed winner inside final furlong, unable to quicken near finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Opt Out (8-13) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Opt Out 18-1 (8-13) In touch in rear, ridden and headway to lead over 1f out, soon pressed, driven out, won at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Thorntoun Lady (9-6) by nk, 7 ran.
Sunny Side Up (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Salvatore Fury (9-10) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Goninodaethat 8-1 (9-2) Raced wide prominent, ridden and weakened quickly entering final 2f, last of 6, 24l behind Jinky (9-4) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Spirit Of Alsace (IRE) 7-2 (9-12) Pulled hard soon close up, weakened 2f out, 5th of 6, 14l behind Dark Crystal (9-1) at Ayr 7f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Natures Law (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, led over 4f out, clear over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace, 4th of 10, 5l behind Dream Ally (9-9) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.