Nottingham winner Alpine Affair failed to cope with a penalty when only third at Ascot last time. This is easier but he's been raised a further 6lb and LADY DESIRE can take advantage. She won a shade cosily at Hamilton despite showing her inexperience and a couple of winners have come out of the race. Maiden winner Polar Vortex never looked like hanging on when attempting to make all at Doncaster last time but she's still preferred to the remainder who have some catching up to do to figure in the finish.
Alpine Affair 15-8fav (8-8) Steadied and switched left to near side, soon pushed along in rear, headway and switched left over 1f out, soon 3rd, not clear run entering final furlong, soon switched right and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Bronze Maquette (9-5) at Ascot 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Lady Desire (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Chased leaders on stands' side rail 1f, soon hung right toward outside, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on, won at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun beating My Dream Boat (9-2) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Polar Vortex (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Led, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, chased winner, no extra and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind New Providence (9-4) at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Ar Colleen Aine 8-1 (8-13) Raced centre, behind and soon outpaced, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd final strides, no impression, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Indaria (9-7) at Ffos Las 5f 2yo hcp (5) gf in Jul.
War Paint (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Outpaced and always towards rear, 12th of 13, 24l behind Patience Alexander (8-12) at York 5f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd in May.
Dragline 13-2 (8-0) Raced keenly, chased leader, every chance 2f out, chased winner, no impression when weakened and lost 2 places inside final 150 yards, 4th of 8, 8l behind Kylach Me If U Can (8-9) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp (5) gf in Jul.