After looking potentially smart on his debut FALASTEEN is taken to make it two wins from two but could be challenged by the on-form Singeur and Monalini should also have more to offer in this conditions race. Despite dwelling at the start the selection ran out an easy winner of a decent enough looking York maiden last time and despite the drying ground perhaps not looking ideal his top sprinting pedigree suggests there is plenty more to come. Singeur has scored on his last three starts the latest of which was a decent looking nursery when well in front of a subsequent winner. Versatile as far as the ground is concerned he looks a strong challenger in his toughest test so far. Monalini was a winner on debut which came over course and distance. The form has worked out nicely from that run so with the usual improvement expected he is very much in the mix. Raddy 'Ell Pauline is given a chance on the ratings also but after promising so much first time out Falasteen is our idea of the winner.
Falasteen (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon prominent, ridden 2f out, led entering final furlong, ran on, won at York 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Jun beating Trade Secret (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Monalini (IRE) 2-1 (9-3) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged right and kept on final furlong, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Apr beating Mr Smithson (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Singeur (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Always prominent, strong challenge over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on to lead near finish, won at York 5f 2yo hcp (3) gd in Jul beating Bossy Kitty (7-12) by nk, 12 ran.
High Spice (USA) 25-1 (8-12) Led, headed well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 15l behind Lady Of The Desert (8-12) at Ascot 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Raddy 'ell Pauline (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Keen, prominent, disputed lead halfway, led 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 8l behind Misheer (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gd in Jul.
Goodbye Earl (IRE) 9-1 (7-13) Led, headed halfway, weakened over f out, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Midnight Martini (8-9) at Thirsk 5f 2yo hcp (3) gs.
Kristen Jane (USA) 9-1 (8-2) Went left start, held up in rear, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 6, 6l behind Patch Patch (8-9) at Carlisle 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul.