Grand Beauty will be a popular choice representing a yard that has won three of the last five renewals. She made a promising start when runner-up over 6f at Ripon. Northgate Lad made a winning start over track and trip in May only to disappoint in the Brian Yeardley Trophy back at this track last time. Showstoppa opened her account at Musselburgh but a penalty means third-placed SHE'S A WORLDIE can re-oppose on 7lb better terms. That may be enough for Bryan Smart's filly to turn the tables and she gets the nod. Lazy Days In Loule has been well beaten in better company since winning her maiden over track and trip in April and needs more to figure.
Northgate Lad (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Midterm Break (9-0) at Beverley 5f 2yo stks (2) gs in May.
Showstoppa 4-1 (9-0) Made all, pushed along 2f out, ridden and hard pressed inside final furlong, held on well, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun beating Miss Mullberry (9-0) by hd, 5 ran.
Lazy Days In Loule (IRE) 9-2 (7-10) Pressed winner until ridden 2f out, soon outpaced, stayed on towards finish, no impression, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Diamond Creek (7-8) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo stks (3) gs in Jun.
Belle Nellie (IRE) Kodiac filly out of Mildmay.
Grand Beauty (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, just held towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Roossey (9-5) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
She's A Worldie (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, hampered over 1f out, not clear run inside final furlong, unable to challenge, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Showstoppa (9-0) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Sparkling Sapphire 66-1 (9-0) Led 2f, prominent, ridden halfway, weakened and eased final furlong, last of 8, 29l behind Geordie George (9-5) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Jun.