BLUE BOUNTY has been threatening to get his head in front. He found one too good again at Goodwood last time but drops down in class for this. Heska was placed in plating company last season and has a shout along with Ice Mayden, third here last time ahead of Strictly Glitz. Irene Hull posted her best effort so far when runner-up on the all-weather and Vale Mentor also finished closer at Ayr a fortnight ago.
Heska (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders, pushed along over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3l behind Matravers (9-0) at Leicester 7f 3yo mdn 0-70 (5) gf.
Blue Bounty 9-2fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to press winner over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Woodbridge (8-9) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
No Refund (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Slowly away always in rear, last of 7, 23l behind Chesil Beach (8-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Jun.
Irene Hull (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Always prominent, led over 4f out, hard ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Gold Class (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Jun.
Ice Mayden 7-1 (8-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 13, 3l behind In Focus (8-9) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Strictly Glitz (IRE) 28-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders and keen, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 8l behind In Focus (8-9) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Vale Mentor (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Soon led, headed over 3f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Dark Crystal (9-1) at Ayr 7f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Libra Romana (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) With leader, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 9, 5l behind Born To Fly (9-6) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Roomie 5-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 10, 5l behind Misstemper (9-6) at Southwell 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jun.
Marlismamma (FR) 25-1 (8-0) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 12l behind In Focus (8-9) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Moxey 14-1 (8-12) Always in rear, outpaced halfway, last of 9, well behind It's All A Game (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Arabian Sunset (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden and lost place over 3f out, soon well beaten, last of 10, 27l behind Indian Giver (8-9) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Different Scenario 66-1 (9-0) Behind, outpaced over 4f out, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 25l behind Fajry (9-5) at Thirsk 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.