SPIETA finished a long way ahead of the third when runner-up at Brighton on her return. The winner has since gone in again and Luca Cumani's filly gets the nod on the strength of that form. Thwart has decent claims having scored over 1m3f here last month while Brigh won a maiden at Lingfield back in February and can also figure. Irene Kennet won again at Bath last time but she has a 7lb hike in the weights to contend with and the less exposed Jacobella makes more appeal.
Irene Kennet 4-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on, won at Bath 1m 5f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May beating Passion Play (9-6) by 1l, 9 ran.
Asia Minor (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 9l behind The Blue Dog (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Brigh (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Dwelt held up in touch in rear, headway on inner 2f out, soon chased leader, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, readily, won at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Aryal (9-5) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Thwart 7-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo flls hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May beating Neamour (9-4) by 1l, 7 ran.
Magika 7-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 10l behind Alcaeus (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Spieta (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Held up in touch, slightly lost place over 4f out, good headway over 1f out, ridden to lead briefly inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind London Bridge (9-6) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fm.
Jacobella 16-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Lyric Ballad (8-3) at Sandown 1m 1f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Atmanna 50-1 (8-6) Awkwardly away and slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 3f out, kept on to go moderate 4th final furlong, 4th of 6, 21l behind Estiqaama (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m fll hcp (5) gf.
Poste Restante 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt always in rear, 13th of 14, 46l behind Valtina (9-0) at Haydock 1m fll mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.