Childesplay's run behind Evita Peron at Newbury in April was an excellent first effort but she hasn't been seen since and preference is for BETTER CHANCE. The Godolphin filly couldn't match the finishing speed of Pageant Belle at Doncaster on her introduction but the drop back in distance should help and she'll know more today. Gharaaneej ran green and never figured on debut at Newmarket but will have learned plenty and the fillies are less exposed than Half Way, who has already had three runs in handicaps.
Four Cheers (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, tracking leaders, 3rd 6f out until pushed along 3f out, chased leaders, 4th and beaten over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Elusive Guest (9-5) at Windsor 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Half Way 7-2 (8-11) Slow into stride keen held up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Marmarus (8-4) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Heinrich (USA) Henrythenavigator gelding out of C'est La Cat.
Oskar Denarius (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 11l behind Takreym (9-1) at Windsor 1m mdn auc stks (5) gs in May.
Speedy Rio (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, outpaced in last pair, headway on inside into modest 4th 1f out, no impression, 4th of 7, 10l behind Oasis Mirage (9-0) at Lingfield 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Tsarglas Verglas gelding out of Russian Empress.
Better Chance (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Close up, pushed along over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Pageant Belle (8-9) at Doncaster 7f fll mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Childesplay 100-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden 2 lengths clear over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 19, 1 1/4l behind Evita Peron (9-0) at Newbury 7f 3yo fll mdn (4) gs in Apr.
Gharaaneej (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Slowly away in rear, outpaced 3f out, 8th of 10, 16l behind Marmoom (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.