LADY FLORENCE won this race last year and she should retain her title after showing decent form while Rosedale has won her only start at this track but has a little to prove form this mark and Interakt looks one of the more likely. The pick was 4lbs better off in the handicap when winning this race last term but she has proven herself capable off this sort of weight having gone close under a penalty last time. Her course record is a plus and she should be the one to beat. Interakt goes well at this course and based on her near miss at Newbury in July she can have her say. Mandhooma can only win at this track and it's always dangerous to ignore her here while Rosedale could be turning into a course specialist but looks high in the weights. This opener should go the way of last year's winner, Lady Florence.
Perfect Friend 16-1 (8-7) Raced centre, tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 11l behind Waveband (8-3) at Ascot 7f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Jul.
Lady Florence 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden clear over 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Amber Sunset (9-4) at Epsom Downs 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Al Jaadl 8-1 (9-0) Pulled hard, with leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 5th of 7, 6l behind The Shuffler (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Interakt 15-2 (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 9l behind Polar Annie (9-6) at Chepstow 7f fll hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Mandhooma 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind Amber Sunset (9-4) at Epsom Downs 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Rosedale 10-1 (8-8) In rear, switched left and ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Our Drama Queen (8-11) at Newbury 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Transfixed (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden to challenge over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 22l behind Excellent Day (8-7) at Leicester 7f 3yo sll (6) gf in Jul.
Talamahana 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 14, nk behind Titus Gent (9-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.