LAURELDEAN SPIRIT can land the opener at the main expense of Lilyannabanana and Medicinal Compound. The selection spoilt her chance when she pulled too hard at Goodwood last time but she is well regarded and she had run well on her debut at York. If she can recapture that form here then it should be good enough to see her shed her maiden tag. Lilyannabanana showed dramatic improvement last time at Ayr when she chased home Hold On Tiger on soft ground. She had previously been very disappointing on fast ground and under today's conditions she is one to have reservations about. Medicinal Compound showed some promise on his debut at Thirsk but that was over a mile and he is not bred to suited by this sharp 7f. Kumbeshwar wasn't disgraced here last month and he does have the plum draw today. He can go well at a price, but it will be a surprise if Laureldean Spirit is not good enough to see off her rivals today.
Deely Plaza 50-1 (9-3) In touch, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 12, 6l behind Fardyieh (8-12) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Kumbeshwar 25-1 (9-3) Led, raced greenly in front, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Ransom Note (9-3) at Chester 7f 2yo mdn (3) gf in Aug.
Medicinal Compound 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced over 3f out, ridden and headway to go 3rd over 2f out, kept on, no impression, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Passion For Gold (9-3) at Thirsk 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Spinning Spirit (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Centigrade (9-3) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
War Angel (IRE) Verglas gelding out of Ibtihal.
Laureldean Spirit (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 4l behind Water Biscuit (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo stks (2) gs in Jul.
Lilyannabanana 40-1 (8-1) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, edged left inside last, soon every chance, just held close home, 2nd of 10, shd behind Hold On Tiger (8-13) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Aug.
Peace And Glory (IRE) Antonius Pius filly out of Rosy Lydgate.