Only six go to post though the conundrum for the punters is no easier for the lack of numbers. Peter Crate enjoyed a big day at Ascot at the weekend and former Brett Johnson inmate, Sandfrankskipsgo may be popular despite two sizeable defeats. BLANC DE CHINE was behind him when they met at Windsor last autumn and Peter Makin's grey can reverse form. The filly won readily at Goodwood on her seasonal reappearance before disappointing at Bath in what was a much stronger race. Signifer ran in the Norfolk Stakes last year and is on a losing run of 14. He was also a beaten favourite at Bath recently and the visor is back on. Paul Hanagan is a rare booking for Bryan Smart and Wild Sauce will be capable of taking an early hand. The saddle slipped on Lady Gibraltar at Ascot so that effort is respected as being a fair one under the circumstances.
Signifer (IRE) 9-2fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded final 75 yards, 6th of 9, 3l behind Rebecca Romero (8-11) at Bath 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Blanc De Chine (IRE) 9-4fav (8-13) Steadied start, held up in rear, never on terms, 6th of 7, 8l behind Jwala (9-3) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Lady Gibraltar 10-1 (8-6) Soon led, saddle slipped after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra, 4th of 9, 5l behind Nassau Storm (9-6) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Sandfrankskipsgo 7-1 (9-0) Dwelt, took keen hold and soon close up towards outside, weakening when hampered and snatched up over 1f out, last of 15, 18l behind Wicked Wench (8-5) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Jinker Noble 4-1 (9-3) Off the pace towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on, not reach leaders, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Electric Qatar (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Wild Sauce 5-4 (8-10) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, soon ridden, edged right entering final furlong, edged left 100 yards out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 3, 3/4l behind Phoenix Clubs (8-5) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.