The trio for the shortlist are EXCELLENT SHOW, Le Toreador and Rio Cobolo and we will side with Excellent Show as the pick. There are relatively few miles on the clock for our selection and she looks to be a filly on an upward curve. She wasn't beaten far at Ripon last month and with conditions to suit she looks to have sound claims. It is a worry that Rio Cobolo is drawn in stall 11 as she might get run off her feet over this sharp 5f. Le Toreador is quickly turned out after putting in a decent effort at Doncaster on Wednesday when third behind Total Impact but his high draw will not make life easy. Mr Wolf also ran at Doncaster on Wednesday but he was disappointing and he will need to leave that running behind. He does like to lead and he has run well here in the past so he is not one to dismiss lightly. There are plenty in with chances and the vote goes to Excellent Show.
Le Toreador 5-1 (9-5) Quickly away, made most, ridden and headed inside final furlong, unable to quicken, and lost 2nd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Total Impact (8-13) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Miss Chamanda (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Prominent, effort well over 1f out, soon one pace, 5th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Lenny Bee (9-3) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Stolt (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Soon disputing lead, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4l behind Total Impact (8-13) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Excellent Show 11-1 (9-4) Close up, every chance over 1f out, ridden inside last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Doctor Parkes (9-6) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Bel Cantor 8-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 6l behind Brunelleschi (8-9) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Supermassive Muse (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 4l behind Bertoliver (9-6) at Chester 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Led to post, pulled hard, steadied rear, struggling halfway, always behind, 8th of 10, 13l behind Devil You Know (9-6) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Mr Wolf 12-1 (8-7) Soon outpaced and always in rear, last of 12, 9l behind Incomparable (8-7) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Secret Venue 16-1 (8-5) Chased leaders on outer, driven over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 4l behind Incomparable (8-7) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Colorus (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, every chance on outside 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Cape Royal (9-8) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Rio Cobolo (IRE) 9-2fav (8-4) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, driven to lead near line, won at Catterick 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft beating The Nifty Fox (9-9) by 1l, 9 ran.