Having landed a double at Chesptow earlier, Annaluna should have done better racing off a lower mark back on the all-weather last time. Speed Steed went close at Kempton the last time he raced on the Flat and can figure but NINFEA makes most appeal. The latter scored at Yarmouth on Tuesday and Cam Hardie's 5lb allowance negates most of a penalty as she makes a quick reappearance. Quadriller and Vertueux are harder to fancy.
Annaluna (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 7f out, ridden over 3f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Mick Duggan (9-11) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Speed Steed (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on, headed close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Arashi (9-12) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Ninfea (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Led, ridden when headed over 2f out, rallied to lead again over 1f out, held on well under pressure, won at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul beating Lucky Diva (8-8) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Quadriller (FR) 8-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, never quite going pace to challenge and weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind The Kid (9-0) at Bath 1m 5f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.
Vertueux (FR) 11-4 (9-4) Tracked leader, joined leader 8f out, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Royal Defence (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.