French Press has been placed over 7f on more than one occasion but EDGED OUT makes more appeal. She never looked like winning when third in a better race over the minimum trip last time but won't have to improve much to come out best in this. Others open to improvement include Koharu and Princess Sheila, though Little Indian has shown plenty of early pace in a couple of starts over 6f and could figure over this slightly shorter trip. The remainder are harder to fancy.
French Press (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 4l behind Bit Of A Gift (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Jonny Wombat 100-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 7th of 12, 13l behind Heaven's Guest (9-3) at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Little Indian 7-1 (8-12) Raced wide close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Cardmaster (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Aug.
Red Diesel (IRE) 15-2 (8-8) Slowly into stride pushed along in touch in rear, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 16l behind Vestibule (8-5) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) fm in Sep.
Shore Step (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Held up, headway over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 11l behind Cour Valant (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Baltic Gin (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Chased leaders over 1f, strugging in rear 3f out, no chance after, 7th of 8, 20l behind Khefyn (9-7) at Chepstow 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Edged Out 9-1 (8-4) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Bridge Night (8-11) at Bath 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gd in Jun.
Koharu 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, not clear run inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 10, 5l behind Jubilee Diamond (9-0) at Bath 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) fm in Sep.
Princess Sheila (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, staying on same pace when hampered inside final furlong, well beaten after, 9th of 12, 6l behind Broughtons Charm (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.