Red Intrigue will appreciate the increase in trip and races off a realistic looking mark. She offers more appeal than Shelfah who disappointed at Newmarket last time out but the form from that race looks strong as the top three have all scored since. The blinkers brought out the best in Doon Kalal last time and they are on again for this race and he looks a big danger to our pick, SEA CHANGE. The selection runs under penalty after a very convincing win on the Polytrack at Lingfield and this 290,000 guineas purchase trained by Jeremy Noseda has the strongest claims if translating that all-weather run to the turf. Exemplary is 5lb higher for victory at Leicester but he appears to prefer firmer ground than this.
Exemplary 15-8fav (9-2) Made all, hard driven well over 1f out, kept on well under pressure, won at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr beating Sharaayeen (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Doon Kalal (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Made virtually all, ridden over 2f out, in no danger inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Folkestone 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug beating Nerves Of Steel (9-3) by 4l, 8 ran.
Heart Of Hearts 9-4fav (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Epic (9-4) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Sea Change (IRE) 11-4fav (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, led over 2f out, clear entering final furlong, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Peace Corps (9-12) by 4 1/2l, 13 ran.
Shelfah (IRE) 10-3 (9-9) Soon led, headed over 10f out, chased clear leader after, closed 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 14l behind Trovare (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Red Intrigue (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders, over 1f out, stayed on well, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Babycakes (9-4) at Sandown 1m 1f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Love Action (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, lost place well over 2f out, soon beaten, 4th of 7, 8l behind On Her Way (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Meglio Ancora 50-1 (8-6) Held up behind, headway on outside over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to chase leaders final furlong, no impression, 6th of 16, 6l behind Roxy Flyer (8-11) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.