PIMPERNEL makes plenty of appeal having finished runner-up in the Group 2 Rockfel Stakes at Newmarket a fortnight ago. That's comfortably the best form on offer here and her nearest rival in the ratings, Mary Fildes, finished four lengths behind her at HQ. The unexposed Ultrasonic could be the biggest threat as she won on her racecourse debut at Yarmouth last month, although the runner-up has let the form down since, while Fillionaire is another winning debutant with plenty of scope. It's hard to make a strong case for any of the remainder on today's terms with possibly Kempton winner Way Too Hot coming out best.
Fillionaire 40-1 (8-12) Raced centre, mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, comfortable, won at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd beating Opera Flute (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 17 ran.
Imelda Mayhem 33-1 (7-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 22, 4l behind Bogart (8-12) at Redcar 6f Lstd auc stks (1) gf.
Mary Fildes (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) In rear, never on terms with leaders, 7th of 9, 6l behind Wading (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gd.
Mention (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 9l behind Pimpernel (9-7) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Millibar (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Prominent, went 3rd over 2f out, challenged 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Keepax (8-10) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
My Queenie (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Hazel Lavery (8-12) at Newbury 7f 2yo fll stks (2) gs in Sep.
Pimpernel (IRE) 5-2fav (8-12) Dwelt keen, held up in rear, switched right over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Wading (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gd.
Risky Art 10-3 (9-4) Chased leaders in 3rd, switched right over 2f out, ridden and hung right well over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 8, 7l behind Zakreet (9-5) at Ayr 1m 2yo hcp (2) sft in Sep.
Self Centred 1-3fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, eased towards finish, won at Chester 7f 2yo stks (4) gs in Sep beating The Giving Tree (9-0) by 4l, 7 ran.
Semayyel (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Chased leaders effort 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 14l behind Bannock (9-0) at York 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd.
Serene Oasis (IRE) 3-1fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd when edged left over 2f out, soon ridden, switched right to challenge inside final furlong, led narrowly final 50 yards, held on, won at Catterick 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft beating Kinloch Castle (9-3) by hd, 10 ran.
Ultrasonic (USA) 7-2fav (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway from over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Yarmouth 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in Sep beating Shaleek (9-0) by hd, 14 ran.
Way Too Hot 2-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon clear, well in command when hung violently left and flashed tail inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Aug beating Na Zdorovie (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Whimsical (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders on outside, went 3rd 3f out, challenged 2f out, led over 1f out, shaken up inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep beating Yanabeeaa (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.