Minalisa made a winning start over this trip on soft ground at Warwick and will have improved for the experience. It's difficult to know what to make of that form, however, and she's taking on more battle-hardened rivals here. DISCRESSION came up against an in-form filly at Ayr last month and the way she was staying on suggests this stiffer track will be in her favour. Kevin Ryan's charge can go one better though Saloomy is improving and preferred to Sunley Pride, who is probably better over another furlong.
Discression 17-2 (9-1) Close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Show Flower (9-4) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Indego Blues 8-1 (9-3) In rear, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 15l behind Takealookatmenow (8-8) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Minalisa 14-1 (9-0) Held up, headway 2f out, led entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Warwick 6f fll mdn stks (5) sft in Jun beating Gladiatrix (9-0) by 3l, 11 ran.
Saloomy 6-1 (9-3) Led, hard ridden when strongly challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Unex Annigoni (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Jun.
Scrooby Doo 9-1 (9-2) Chased leaders stands side, ridden and effort when edged right inside final 2f, soon chased winner, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd final 75 yards, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Liberty Island (9-11) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Sunley Pride 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, hampered over 4f out, ridden 3f out, no impression over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 10l behind Desert Philosopher (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.