OCEAN APPLAUSE was probably unfortunate to come up against an in-form rival when second to Aryal at Beverley, his third successive runners-up spot. He's only won once in 29 starts on Turf but is handed the vote to see off Who's That Chick, who has a penalty for her victory over a mile at Brighton on Tuesday and has never won beyond that trip. Jakey won a course and distance maiden in September but has raced exclusively over 1m4f this campaign, scoring at Windsor in April. Lilac Tree's two victories have been on Polytrack but he's well enough treated to produce a good run as is Cravat, who would appreciate the ground drying out more than most.
Jakey (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Took keen hold and held up in rear, plugged on inside final furlong, never a threat, 4th of 7, 7l behind Cafe Society (9-3) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Persepolis (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Took keen hold and held up in last pair, pushed along and struggling last pair over 3f out, never involved, 8th of 9, 6l behind Perfect Cracker (8-6) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Lilac Tree 5-2fav (8-12) Led 2f, led again over 2f out, ridden when headed inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Scottish Star (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Starwatch 16-1 (9-1) Soon led, headed 6f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Gone Dutch (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Cravat 10-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden over 3f out, no impression final 2f, 7th of 8, 6l behind Baraweez (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Ocean Applause 13-2 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Aryal (9-4) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Munsarim (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, always behind, 8th of 9, 18l behind The Holyman (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Who's That Chick (IRE) 11-8fav (9-2) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 4f out, ridden over 2f out, led and edged left over 1f out, driven out, won at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm beating Byrd In Hand (8-5) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Bennelong 6-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 10, 2l behind With Hindsight (8-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Trulee Scrumptious 8-1 (8-9) Led and soon clear, stayed towards stand side, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 7l behind Insaany (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.