EASTERN PARAMOUR and Foolish Cliche both won similar contests last time out, while among a plethora of debutants Victoria State may be worth considering. Eastern Paramour was a ready winner at Newbury on debut, and may go hurdling before too long. A repeat of that performance could well be good enough in this. Foolish Cliche won second time out, but that last run was back in May. There may be slight concerns about the ground here though, as she may prefer it on the faster side. Victoria State is a debutant for Donald McCain with AP on board, and if the money comes she could be worth following. A close eye on the market is essential given the number of newcomers and the others being lightly raced, but we'll side with winning experience and Eastern Paramour.
Foolish Cliche 9-1 (10-11) Chased leader, led over 2f out, soon clear, won at Exeter 2m 1f nhf (5) gf in May beating Chesil Beach Boy (10-11) by 15l, 12 ran.
Basford Lady (IRE) Accordion filly out of Clarin River.
Here's The Key (FR) Dark Moondancer mare out of Hereke.
Peveril Pandora 80-1 (10-7) In rear, struggling when hung right over 4f out, 18th of 20, 41l behind Carole's Legacy (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f mrs lst nhf (1) gd in Apr.
Silver Phoenix Silver Patriarch mare out of Flamebird.
Timon's Present 12-1 (10-6) Slight to lead to over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 12, 19l behind Aegean Dawn (10-8) at Kempton 2m mdn nhf (6) sft.
Top Flower (IRE) Alflora filly out of Top Ar Aghaidh.
Victoria State (IRE) Old Vic mare out of Kakemona.
Eastern Paramour (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Chased leaders on outside, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, eased near finish, won at Newbury 1m 4f mrs nhf (5) sft in Dec beating Basford Lass (10-12) by 2 1/2l, 18 ran.
Academy All Star 40-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 15, 15l behind Cill Rialaig (10-9) at Cheltenham 1m 4f 4yo nhf (1) gs in Jan.
Aohna (FR) 20-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 15, 10l behind Cill Rialaig (10-9) at Cheltenham 1m 4f 4yo nhf (1) gs in Jan.
Floraline (IRE) Alflora filly out of Line Apple.
Highly Elaborate (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Chased leaders until weakened over 3f out, 5th of 8, well behind Latin America (10-1) at Fontwell 1m 6f nhf (6) sft.
Shilpa (IRE) 7-4fav (10-12) Mid-division, chasing leaders over 6f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 18, 20l behind Eastern Paramour (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f mrs nhf (5) sft in Dec.
Slick Mover (IRE) 50-1 (10-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 13, 11l behind General Miller (10-7) at Kempton 2m nhf (6) sft in Jan.
Subasta Auction House filly out of Travel Mystery.