Charles O'Brien's Bewitched comes here in good from following back-to-back successes, the latest of which was in a Listed race at Haydock, and she has an obvious chance of completing the hat-trick but a penalty for that recent win makes this more difficult and a better bet may be ROSE BLOSSOM, who gets the verdict ahead of Duchess Dora. John Quinn's filly lost no caste in defeat at Sandown last week when not getting the clearest of runs behind Burning Thread and she should be thereabouts again. Any market support for Impressible would be of interest, while lack of a run this term is a concern for Swan Wings but if Andrew Balding's filly has improved from two to three then she has to be respected. Ralph Beckett's Tropical Treat made a highly encouraging reappearance in this grade at Nottingham last month and she has every chance if able to build on that effort but preference is for Rose Blossom. Richard Fahey's filly showed that her reappearance run was all wrong when successful at York last month and she has run well in this grade on her most recent start when narrowly beaten by High Standing at Haydock three weeks ago.
City Dancer (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Reared leaving stalls and slowly into stride, well behind, ran on inside final furlong, finished well, not able to reach leaders, 6th of 19, 2l behind Bertoliver (8-6) at Epsom Downs 5f hcap (2) gf.
Feelin Foxy 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Hotham (9-11) at York 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Glamorous Spirit (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Fast away, good speed to get across and soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 19, 5l behind Bertoliver (8-6) at Epsom Downs 5f hcap (2) gf.
Impressible 20-1 (8-12) Chased leading pair, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 4l behind High Standing (9-3) at Haydock 5f Listed stks (1) gd in May.
Poppy's Rose 10-3fav (8-11) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 10, 2l behind Riflessione (9-5) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Bewitched (IRE) 5-1fav (8-9) Too keen hold early, tracked leading trio, headway going well over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, led entering final furlong, edged left, driven and ran on well, won at Haydock 6f 3yo lst stk (1) gs in May beating Rainfall (8-9) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Duchess Dora (IRE) 11-4 (8-8) Took keen hold, close up, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong , not able to reach leaders, 4th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Burning Thread (8-13) at Sandown 5f 3yo lst stk (1) gd.
Miss Velocity 4-1fav (9-4) Led and disputed, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra and weakened final furlong, 13th of 27, 5l behind Dawn Eclipse (8-10) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 gf.
Rose Blossom 5-1 (8-4) Slight lead, travelling well 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on well until headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind High Standing (9-3) at Haydock 5f Listed stks (1) gd in May.
Swan Wings 66-1 (8-11) Dwelt, soon in touch on outside, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, eased final 1f, last of 10, 7l behind Sand Vixen (8-11) at Doncaster 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Sep.
Tropical Treat 16-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, not clear run, switched left and headway well over 1f out, ran on under pressure to lead inside final furlong, headed towrads finish, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Prescription (9-3) at Nottingham 6f fll lst stks (1) gd in May.