An open contest can go to MAGIC MILLIE, who is taken to get the better of Brink and Venture Girl. The selection remains a maiden after 11 attempts but has gone close enough to winning on a few occasions and put up a decent effort in context over further than this at Warwick last time. From a 1lb lower mark she can go very close on ground that suits. Brink is arguably less exposed and the drop in trip may well be a plus. If she handles conditions then there is every chance that she will be in the shake-up. Venture Girl is not certain to stay if her pedigree means anything, but Tim Easterby is a shrewd judge and with going to suit we should check the market as a guide to her chance. Quality Mover is very interesting now handicapping from a mark of just 68. With the stable still in form she is another to monitor in the betting, but without that knowledge we'll side with Magic Millie.
Quality Mover (USA) 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and headway approaching 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Titbit (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Enchanting Smile (FR) 25-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 7l behind Chain Of Events (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Footsie (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) In touch 3f, 12th of 16, 23l behind Man Of Action (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Brink 11-2 (8-5) Slowly into stride, held in 5th, not clear run on inside from 3f out until switched right 2f out, soon went 3rd, pressed for 2nd entering final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 5, 11l behind Widezain (8-10) at Newcastle 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) gd in May.
Sternian 40-1 (8-4) In touch, chased leader over 2f out until ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 12l behind Calypso Star (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 3yo clm (5) gf in Jun.
Venture Girl (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden and effort 2f out to over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 11, 12l behind Admire The View (9-9) at Doncaster 7f fll hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Magic Millie (IRE) 5-1 (8-3) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, switched left 2f out, effort 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 8, 4l behind Home Advantage (9-2) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Calm And Serene (USA) 66-1 (8-11) Led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 20l behind Viewing (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun.