Mince bounced back with a win at the Shergar Cup meeting at Ascot last Saturday with Lady Gorgeous back in third. Roger Charlton's filly should make another bold bid as Frankie was on board for her earlier win. Ultrasonic produced her best effort to date when coming home a clear winner at Newmarket last time though it was soft ground on that occasion while Artistic Jewel as strong claims on her latest success in a conditions race at Doncaster. MISS WORK OF ART makes her belated reappearance having ended last season with a respectable fourth in the Cheveley Park at Newmarket. She gets the vote as Richard Fahey is likely to have her ready for this. Stablemate Sioux Rising and Switcher are not far behind the leading contenders but the remainder have their work cut out on today's terms.
Close To The Edge (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Reared start and dwelt, soon in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 16, 5l behind Orbit The Moon (9-0) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Golden Delicious 25-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway on rails 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 6th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Libranno (9-4) at Salisbury 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Jun.
Haamaat (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 15, 9l behind Dimension (9-8) at York 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
La Fortunata 33-1 (8-0) Led until over 2f out, soon hard ridden and weakened, 16th of 18, 9l behind Barnet Fair (8-3) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) fm in Jul.
Pepper Lane 33-1 (9-2) Reared start, detached on far side, never a factor, last of 28, 36l behind Dandy Boy (9-8) at Royal Ascot 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gd in Jun.
Perfect Tribute 33-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 7l behind Pastoral Player (9-0) at Haydock 7f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Sioux Rising (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, pulled hard and held up in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Regal Realm (8-10) at Goodwood 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd.
Artistic Jewel (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and headway inside final 2f, led narrowly inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, just held on, won at Doncaster 6f cond Stakes (3) gf beating Royal Rock (9-7) by hd, 7 ran.
Colorful Notion (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Shesastar (9-8) at Doncaster 7f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Jul.
Lady Gorgeous 8-1 (10-0) Held up behind, headway on stands' side rail 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, no extra when lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Mince (9-10) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Mince 6-1 (9-10) In touch, led over 4f out, made rest, edged right over 1f out, pushed out final furlong, kept on, won at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf beating Galician (9-4) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Miss Work of Art 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 3l behind Lightening Pearl (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep.
Switcher (IRE) (8-11) 8th of 12, 9l behind Barbayam (8-11) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 7f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in Jul.
Ultrasonic (USA) 15-2 (9-7) Dwelt in touch in rear, headway over 1f out, edged left and led inside final furlong, ridden and hung right, ran on, won at Newmarket 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul beating Sugar Beet (9-10) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.