Rock Canyon will need to improve against better opposition off a 6lb higher mark having won at Hamilton last time. Dubai Sunshine went close at the same track last month on slower ground and recent Ripon winner Takealookatmenow has yet to prove as good on a fast surface. All ground comes alike to SHOW FLOWER as she scored in soft at Ascot before landing her handicap debut at Brighton earlier this month on good to firm. She beat the hat-trick seeking Love Tale last time so the form looks solid enough and Mick Channon's filly gets the vote.
Dubai Sunshine (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up, headway over 1f out, chased winner well inside final furlong, ran on under pressure, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Galician (9-0) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Lisiere (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Hampered start, in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 13th of 17, 17l behind Baccarat (8-8) at York 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Show Flower 2-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, won at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Love Tale (9-5) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Discression 17-2 (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Galician (9-4) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Takealookatmenow (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Made all, ridden and ran on, won at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating Chooseday (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Dutch Heritage 20-1 (8-2) Mid-division far side, headway over 2f out, every chance 2f out, still pressing leaders approaching final furlong, weakened closing stages, 7th of 20, 3 1/2l behind Red Quartet (8-3) at York 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
West Leake Hare (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Close up, pushed along over 3f out, outpaced and hung right over 2f out, no threat after, last of 8, 4l behind Fast Finian (9-3) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Rock Canyon (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Held up, switched right 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, led inside final furlong, soon edged left, ran on, won at Hamilton 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Just Like Heaven (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.