If earlier races went to plan, William Buick may well be looking at another winner in BALTIC BRAVE. The latter improved with every start last season and won't need to find much improvement on his third at Wolverhampton to come out best in this. Seven Lucky Seven has made the frame on the all-weather recently, but over longer trips, and Black Vale's win at Lingfield last month also came over a mile. Miss Brazil makes more appeal on her previous form but Flashy Queen looks the biggest danger on her close-up second here in September.
Flashy Queen (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leader 2f, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 5l behind Almargo (9-6) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Miss Brazil (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Held up in last pair, never a factor, 10th of 13, 26l behind Secret Pursuit (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Baltic Brave (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, hard ridden entering final furlong, soon hung right under pressure, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind An Chulainn (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Iseemist (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Raced wide tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Nimble Kimble (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Black Vale (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Took keen hold close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 10l behind Alumina (9-6) at Southwell 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.
Bowsers Bold 5-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 9l behind Thornaby Nash (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Seven Lucky Seven 8-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd travelling 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace and held when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Dream Ruler (8-10) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.