VIA MIA is the pick for the opener, in preference to Definightly and Lady Mulligan. The usual market check is advised here, given there are a number of unraced sorts joining the lightly-raced remainder. All three on our shortlist have raced before, and indeed all been placed on ground with some cut in it. Via Mia encountered some trouble in running on debut and may have been in contention to win but for that. Frankie Dettori is booked to ride. Lady Mulligan meanwhile has to overcome a low draw. She improved from debut in her last run, and seemed to go better on a softer surface. Definightly is also on an upward curve, second last time out and well ahead of History Lesson. Support for any newcomers should be noted, but we'll go with experience and side with Via Mia.
Arachnophobia (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, driven 3f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 10l behind Love You Louis (8-9) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn auc (5) gs in Jun.
Chicory Cottage Tumbleweed Ridge colt out of 7f winner Blooming Lucky.
Definightly 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, chased winner over 2f out, no impression inside final furlong, gaining on winner towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Nasri (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Dice (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Behind, soon outpaced, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 16, 10l behind Coconut Shy (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn auc (6) gs in Aug.
Fortunate Bid (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, headway final furlong, 9th of 11, 7l behind Cat Patrol (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc (6) pol in Aug.
History Lesson 14-1 (9-0) Behind, ridden over 2f out, no headway over 1f out, 6th of 9, 9l behind Nasri (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Rigged 50-1 (9-3) Pulled hard, in touch 2f, soon lost place and in rear over 3f out, last of 7, 29l behind My Kingdom (9-0) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Spinight (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Held up, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 9, 9l behind Donativum (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Contemplate Compton Place filly, half-sister to numerous winners from 5f-1m including useful 7f winner Tumbleweed Ridge.
Katie Higgins 25-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 5l behind Snow Bay (9-3) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) gs in Jul.
Keep Dancing (IRE) Distant Music filly, half-sister to winning sprinter Mickleberry.
Lady Mulligan 66-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, hung left under pressure, stayed on, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Peking Prince (8-3) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) gs in Aug.
Via Mia 2-1fav (8-12) Mid-division, bumped over 4f out, headway over 3f out, soon ridden to chase leaders, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Rioliina (8-8) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn fll aut (6) gs in Aug.