CYFLYMDER, Romanticize and Santefisio make the shortlist here with Cyflymder taken to follow up a fine recent success. After winning her maiden, Romanticize took on a useful type next time, and was only run out of it in the closing stages. The winner has scored again since and the form looks solid, though inexperience in such a competitive contest may count against her. Santefisio finished last on his debut, but the gelding improved significantly to pull off a major shock next time. Further improvement can see him go well, though it may not have been a strong contest when he scored. Cyflymder was winning for the second time this season when getting on top in the closing stages at Sandown recently. A reproduction of that effort may well be good enough for Cyflymder to follow up off only a 4lb higher mark.
Rafiqa (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) Mid-division on stand side, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, edged left and ran on final furlong, 4th of 28, 1 1/2l behind Penny's Gift (8-6) at Ascot 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Sep.
Mastoora (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Slowly away, held up in rear, last straight, effort on outside 2f out, tenderly handled when not striding out from over 1f out, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Ocean's Minstrel (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo lst stk (1) gd.
Bravo Echo 9-2 (9-9) Held up towards rear, driven and headway over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong to press for 2nd near finish, not reached winner, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Cyflymder (9-6) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Cyflymder (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Led 1f, tracked leader, led inside final 2f, ridden and in command final furlong, stayed on well, won at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Head Down (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Glen Molly (IRE) 7-2fav (8-11) Held up, headway from 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, ran on to take 2nd inside final furlong, not reached winner, 2nd of 18, 1l behind Never Lose (9-1) at Newbury 7f (4) gs in May.
My Kingdom (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Keen, broke well, led briefly, ridden 2f out, every chance well inside, no extra, 4th of 11, 3/4l behind Dalradian (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Richo 12-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, staying on when bumped inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Deadly Encounter (9-0) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Romanticize 5-1 (8-6) Outpaced, pushed along in rear, headway over 2f out, chased winner approaching final furlong, stayed on well, nearest finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind White Shift (8-4) at Newmarket 6f (4) gf in May.
Cawdor (IRE) 6-4fav (9-8) Behind, soon outpaced, steady headway from over 1f out, went 2nd entering final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Sharpened Edge (9-6) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Santefisio 100-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway from 2f out, led final 50 yards, kept on gamely, won at Newbury 6f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May beating Femme De Fer (8-12) by hd, 16 ran.
Dukes Art 20-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Dalradian (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.