Russian Royale's cause is helped by an apprentice's 7lb allowance and she should have come on for a reappearance third at Salisbury. Panettone disappointed over 1m4f last time but scored over today's trip at Windsor earlier while Pink Lips went close at Nottingham on her penultimate start. But a couple of handicap debutants could end up fighting this one out. Dubai Hadeia is likely to improve for the longer distance but CAPE MYSTERY is preferred on her second over 1m2f at Newbury last month.
Russian Royale 14-1 (9-7) Held up, pushed along 4f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Gabrial The Duke (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Panettone (IRE) 5-2fav (8-9) Dwelt, tracked leaders, riden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Jewelled (8-10) at Brighton 1m 4f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Pink Lips 11-8fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, slipped bend entering straight over 4f out, headway and switched right 3f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 8, 6l behind Poste Restante (8-2) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Dubai Hadeia 25-1 (9-0) Held up off the pace in last trio, headway over 1f out, pushed along and kept on steadily inside final furlong, may do better, 5th of 10, 6l behind Principle Equation (9-0) at Windsor 1m mdn flls stks (5) gd in Jun.
Cape Mystery 8-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no impression on winner final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Carnevale (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gf in Jun.
Thatchereen (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to go 2nd post, no threat to winner, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Adore (8-13) at Leicester 1m fll hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Kheskianto (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 13, 6l behind Valantino Oyster (10-4) at Beverley 1m 2f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Sheer Poetry (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 13l behind Award (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Satin Waters 25-1 (8-7) Led early, tracked leader until ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 8l behind Chesil Beach (8-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Jun.