Laura's Bairn has failed to figure off higher marks since scoring over C&D in April while Demora is now 10lb higher than when winning at Nottingham last month. Blue Shoes went close over 5f at this track a week ago and is not easily dismissed but Sunrise Dance and Almond Branches are harder to fancy on their recent form. GOWANHARRY opened her account in testing ground at Newcastle on her handicap debut last month. There should be more to come from her on only her fifth start and Michael Dods' filly gets the vote to go in again.
Sunrise Dance 100-1 (8-7) Towards rear, weakened and tailed off from 3f out, last of 9, well behind Maarek (9-3) at Newcastle 6f Grp 3 (1) hvy in Jun.
Laura's Bairn 7-1 (9-3) last of 8, 10l behind Lupin Pooter (9-4) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Demora 11-8fav (8-13) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Cats Eyes (9-1) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Almond Branches 50-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakening when hampered inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Khubala (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Gowanharry (IRE) 9-4 (8-13) Prominent, led over 2f out, held on well, won at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun beating Celestial Dawn (8-2) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Blue Shoes (IRE) 4-1 (8-8) Led, ridden over 2f out, soon headed, every chance entering final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Lisiere (9-4) at Catterick 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.