Two impressive recent winners here in Mawaddah and Calatrava Cape however TROVARE is given another chance after a battling fourth at Newbury last time out. Although Domination didn't truly frank the form at Salisbury on Wednesday, the feeling is that Trovare's last race will throw up some winners. Having raced wide for much of the way Amanda Perrett's smart colt did well to finish where he did and off the same mark today he can gain some revenge. Mawaddah has a 6lb penalty for his Kempton win last time out and he rates a big danger if lasting out over this longer trip (fairly well-held second when tried before), whilst Shelfah is progressive and was unlucky to bump into the progressive Bona Fortuna at Doncaster. Calatrava Cape always had the profile of a horse who would improve when trying middle distances and she sauntered home at Newmarket on her reappearance; this looks a tougher race but she cannot be ignored. Higgy's Ragazzo doesn't look to have trained on, whilst better is expected from Banana Republic now eased in the handicap. The unexposed Retrato is not ignored, however the vote is given to Trovare.
Mawaddah (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Tracked leading trio, travelling well 3f out, quickened to lead over 1f out, soon clear, comfortably, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Buffett (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Shelfah (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Led early, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, led narrowly approaching 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 6, hd behind Bona Fortuna (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Calatrava Cape (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) In rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon in command, eased inside final furlong, won at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gf beating Saggiatore (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Higgy's Ragazzo (FR) 9-1 (9-2) Chased leaders in 4th, ran very wide into straight, soon behind, eased, not recover, last of 12, 30l behind Arctic Cosmos (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Trovare (USA) 2-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders ridden over 3f out, chased winner briefly over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 5l behind Domination (9-0) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Banana Republic (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led 8f out, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 26l behind Roxy Flyer (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gd.
Retrato (USA) 25-1 (8-6) Held up in touch, ridden and effort on outside 3f out to 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 14l behind Red Fantasy (8-7) at Ripon 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd.