Most of the attention here is likely to surround the three-year-olds Centred and Huffoof. The former won over a shorter trip here in May before finishing second at Goodwood while the latter was also successful over 1m2f at the track eight days ago. She has a penalty to carry, however, and it would be wrong to underestimate the claims of the four-year-old VILLA ROYALE. The top weight was just touched off at Yarmouth last week and can race off a pound lower mark in this. Bollin Greta won off a much higher mark at York a year ago but has been struggling for form so far this term and Wadaa would need to improve on her maiden form to figure.
Villa Royale 5-2fav (9-7) In touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Colinca's Lad (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Bollin Greta 25-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden over 4f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 20l behind Merchant Of Dubai (8-12) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Centred (IRE) 13-8fav (8-4) Tracked leader until 4f out, driven along final 2f, stayed on and rallied to 2nd inside final furlong, never going pace of winner, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Wannabe Loved (10-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Huffoof (IRE) 15-2 (8-5) Pressed leader, led 8f out, quickened 2f out, driven and in command over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Pontefract 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun beating Kikonga (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Wadaa (USA) 4-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden and stayed on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Auld Alliance (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f fll mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.