FANROUGE tackles this slightly longer trip after two victories over the minimum here and a 6lb penalty for last week's success is almost negated by her rider's claim. Four Richer showed massive improvement on his opening run to easily land a Fibresand nursery and there appears no reason why he shouldn't do it on turf. Crowning Star had been racing in much better company before scoring at Lingfield and looks the main threat to the selection as Selinda is a plater and Clarkson has shown nothing to date.
Fanrouge (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, switched right to outside well over 1f out, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, driven and stayed on to lead final 50 yards, won at Bath 5f 2yo hcp (5) fm beating Gin Twist (9-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Four Richer 14-1 (9-3) Went left start tracked leaders, led entering final 2f, ridden out, won at Southwell 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Jun beating Scrooby Doo (8-5) by 4l, 9 ran.
Crowning Star (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on well, unchallenged, won at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol beating King Of Wing (8-12) by 2l, 11 ran.
Clarkson (IRE) 11-1 (8-0) Took keen hold, in touch in 5th, weakened inside final 3f, 9th of 10, 14l behind Silvas Romana (7-12) at Chester 6f 2yo hcp (4) gd.
Selinda 25-1 (8-1) In touch, some headway over 2f out, soon chased leaders, hung right entering final 2f, soon not much room and weakened, 8th of 9, 16l behind Sovereign Debt (9-7) at Ascot 6f 2yo hcp (4) gd.