The four-year-olds Liberally and Plaisterer are likely to struggle against the classic generation in this Listed race and, with Luca Cumani's Splashdown carrying a penalty for her win at Newbury in June, she is again likely to have to settle for a minor role at the finish in a race taken to go to COPPERBEECH. Saeed Bin Suroor's filly disappointed when stepped up to this trip at Goodwood in May but ran much better on her recent return at Kempton when not getting the clearest of runs and she looks worth another chance. Sir Michael Stoute's Leocorno has done little wrong this term and the daughter of Pivotal should again be thereabouts. Mooakada looks the pick of the two Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned runners in the race ahead of Misdaqeya having run well in defeat in a Listed race at Yarmouth last time but more is needed to win this. Sir Michael Stoute's Enticement should appreciate the return to listed grade having been outclassed in group races previously this term and she makes more appeal than Henry Cecil's Gripsholm Castle, who won well in a Haydock handicap last month but is likely to find this tougher. Preference then is for Copperbeech, who is taken to fulfil the promise shown in this grade at Kempton last time.
Liberally (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) In touch, headway towards stands side rail over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not quite pace to reach leaders, 6th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Natural Flair (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Plaisterer 4-1fav (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Demolition (8-6) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Splashdown 7-4fav (8-13) Keen early, held up in touch, driven to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on well, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Nashmiah (8-13) at Yarmouth 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gf in Sep.
Benedicte (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Soon tracking leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well under pressure, won at Chester 1m 2f fll mdn stks (4) gf in Sep beating Nesayem (8-9) by 1l, 6 ran.
Copperbeech (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Soon chasing winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Heliodor (8-10) at Kempton 1m 2f stks (3yo+) (3) pol in Sep.
Enticement 9-2 (8-9) last of 8, 5l behind Ashalanda (8-9) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 4f Group 2 fll stks (3yo) sft in Jun.
Flora Trevelyan 3-1fav (9-2) Keen hold early, soon steadied in touch, going well when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd last stride, not reached winner, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Natural Flair (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Gripsholm Castle (USA) 10-3fav (9-8) Disputed lead, switched towards centre 4f out, ridden and quickened to lead 3f out, clear over 1f out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Haydock 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Sep beating Presbyterian Nun (9-8) by 7l, 6 ran.
Hidden Brief 1-3fav (9-0) Made all, pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn fll stks (5) gf in Jun beating Brief Look (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Honimiere (IRE) 9-4fav (8-11) Made all, set steady pace, ridden and quickened over 2f out, clear over 1f out, comfortbale, unchallenged, won at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep beating Pachattack (9-4) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Kaloni (IRE) 28-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, effort on inside well over 1f out, weakening when not clear run inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Nashmiah (8-13) at Yarmouth 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gf in Sep.
Leocorno (IRE) 11-4fav (8-8) Tracked leaders, driven and headway to lead over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on until headed, no extra well inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Tanoura (8-8) at York 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gf in Aug.
Misdaqeya 5-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, went 3rd over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Big Bound (9-3) at Leicester 1m 2f con stks (3) gf in Jul.
Mooakada (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, hung left and stayed on final furlong, not reached winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Nashmiah (8-13) at Yarmouth 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gf in Sep.
Pachattack (USA) 9-1 (9-4) Close up, tracked winner 6f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on and edged left final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Honimiere (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Queen Of Pentacles (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, stayed on well, never nearer, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Nashmiah (8-13) at Yarmouth 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gf in Sep.