PUFF is the clear form pick with Manx Miss and Tomintoul Singer two of the more interesting candidates in a race that has produced its share of shocks over the years. Ralph Beckett's filly is rated 13lbs clear of the field following her fine fourth in the Cheveley Park Stakes. There appeared to be no fluke about that performance and this would appear to be an obvious opportunity for her to gain a Black Type success. Conniption finished second in her group when a 5 length fifth in an Ayr Group 3 but the form has taken a few knocks and she was behind Queen's Grace at Salisbury prior to that. Amitola landed a touch in good style on debut but this is a big step up and maiden winners of more interest may be Manx Miss and Tomintoul Singer. The Irish raider has yet to race on grass but the third at Dundalk gave the form a boost when winning next time and connections believe that there's more to come. Tomintoul Singer can't be recommended on the bare form of her win at Folkestone but she won readily and some fillies do improve considerably at this time of year and she's been given plenty of time. Seeking Dubai didn't run too badly in a Listed race at Maisons-Laffitte last month and may benefit from the return to six but it's difficult to get away from Puff.
Amitola (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Chased leader, led approaching final furlong, kept on well, won at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf beating Kellys Eye (9-3) by 6l, 11 ran.
Chaussini 7-2 (8-12) With winner, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Inler (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Coin From Heaven (IRE) 11-4 (8-11) Dwelt, held up, switched right 2f out, not much room and squeezed through soon after, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Redcar 6f 2yo stks (5) gf beating Briary Mac (8-9) by 4l, 8 ran.
Conniption (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Raced stands side, in touch, ridden 2f out, edged right and kept on final furlong, no chance with far side group, 5th of 13, 5l behind Distinctive (8-12) at Ayr 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Jeanie Johnston (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Raced stands side, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 9l behind Distinctive (8-12) at Ayr 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Manx Miss (USA) 11-4fav (8-12) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into 3rd 1f out, stayed on to lead last 100 yards, kept on well, won at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn auc stks pol beating Shareen (8-12) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Puff (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Special Duty (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gf.
Queen's Grace 25-1 (8-12) Led, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Shamandar (8-12) at Salisbury 6f 2yo lst fll (1) sft in Sep.
Roodle 16-1 (8-4) In touch far side group, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 22, 8l behind Lucky Like (8-6) at Redcar 6f Lstd auc stks (1) gf.
Seeking Dubai (8-10) 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Wonderfilly (8-10) at Maisons-laffitte(FR) 6f stk gd in Sep.
Skylla 7-2 (8-12) Led, headed 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Mister Manannan (9-3) at Ayr 5f 2yo Listed stks (1) gd in Sep.
Tomintoul Singer (IRE) 11-10fav (9-0) Chased leaders on outside, challenged 2f out, soon led, edged right to stand rail over 1f out, soon pushed clear, easily, won at Folkestone 5f 2yo stks (5) gf in Jul beating Memory And Magic (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.