PASTELLO certainly deserves to get her head in front and we will give her the nomination over Helaku and Whistle Blower. The selection has finished second on each of her last two starts but the form is working out well and connections look to have found her a good opportunity to break her maiden tag. She has trip and ground to suit a bold bid is anticipated. The market needs close inspection as her stablemate Helaku could be her biggest threat as she looks to be well bred and it will be interesting to see if she is strong in the betting. Whistle Blower didn't get home over a slightly longer trip last time so he has to of interest now that he is dropped back to this more suitable distance. Andrew Balding sends Ipswich Lad to post here and he showed enough on his debut at Chepstow to suggest that he should be capable of winning races. He could give our selection a race, but Pastello looks a progressive filly and she sets a decent standard for the others.
Akula (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up in last pair, 12th on outside into straight, no progress, 11th of 12, 13l behind Stags Leap (9-0) at Goodwood 7f mdn stks (2) sft in Aug.
D'urberville 100-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden along 4f out, driven and headway approaching final furlong, kept on, 5th of 13, 7l behind Diam Queen (8-12) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Helaku (IRE) Rakti colt out of Saibhreas.
Ipswich Lad 16-1 (9-3) Slowly away, behind, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, going on close home, better for experience, 5th of 13, 4l behind Higgy's Ragazzo (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Kahfre Peintre Celebre colt out of Minerva.
Mountrath 12-1 (8-7) Towards rear, headway on outside 2f out, ridden and stayed on when edged left inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Gold Fix (9-1) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Phonic (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Ran green and always in rear, 9th of 11, 17l behind Cadley Road (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Varachi Kyllachy gelding out of Miss Rimex.
Whistle Blower 6-1 (9-3) Led, driven over 2f out, ridden, headed over 1f out, one pace, no impression final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Shaayeq (9-3) at Epsom Downs 1m 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Widezain (IRE) Chineur colt out of Silk Fan.
Wigmore Hall (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 9l behind Destination Aim (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Aug.
Asterrlini (IRE) Refuse To Bend filly out of Alithini.
Pastello 4-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, ridden to lead and soon hung left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Quiet (9-0) at Leicester 1m 2yo mdn fll (4) gf.
Wulfrida (IRE) King's Best filly out of Panna.