Thouwra has obvious claims but a string of seconds tempers enthusiasm and Entrenched wears Godolphin's first colours under Mickael Barzalona. The latter is sure to improve for his debut effort at Wolverhampton while Bushel should also be involved after going close over a longer trip at Windsor. Everlasting Light will probably be winning before long but may need this on her comeback so a chance is taken on PERNICA. She'll be stronger for her latest effort at Doncaster where she only faded in the closing stages and Lucy Wadham's filly may well get one over the more powerful yards in this.
Bushel (USA) 5-2fav (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd 8f out, ridden well over 1f out, staying on when not much room on rail final 100 yards, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Sunbula (8-9) at Warwick 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gf.
Entrenched (USA) 2-1fav (9-3) Led until 8f out, tracked leader until over 5f out, prominent, pushhed along when not clear run over 2f out, rallied and switched left over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Spirit Rider (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol.
Thouwra (IRE) 10-11fav (9-0) In touch, headway 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 11, nk behind Venue (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Everlasting Light 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Al Jamal (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Pernica 11-2 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Missed Call (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.