PATIENCE ALEXANDER was only third in the Albany Stakes at Ascot when starting joint favourite but is unbeaten over this shorter trip, landing a Listed race at York in May when beating the smart Tiggy Wiggy. She can give 14lb to Squats, who ran much too freely over 6f at Ascot last time but does seem to need that extra furlong and is still climbing the weights. Fuwairt is a decent sort but up 5lb for his Lingfield win and Sandown scorer Profitable and the exposed Low Cut Affair are racing from out of the handicap.
Patience Alexander (IRE) 9-2fav (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden to join leader over 1f out, ran on, 3rd of 21, 2 1/4l behind Cursory Glance (9-0) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Fuwairt (IRE) 5-2fav (9-11) Tracked leaders, stumbled and lost place over 3f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on to lead narrowly inside final furlong, faulterd near finish, held on, won at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp (5) gd in Jul beating Lightning Stride (9-2) by ns, 6 ran.
Squats (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Prominent, took keen hold, hung right 2f out, soon led, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Louie de Palma (8-10) at Ascot 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Profitable (IRE) 2-5fav (9-5) Led 1f, led again over 1f out, ran on well, won at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Equally Fast (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Low Cut Affair (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Went right start led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Gold Waltz (8-10) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.