Plenty of guesswork involved despite the presence of FLAWLESS BEAUTY. She'd win this with a bit to spare if reproducing her debut second at Ascot in July but her ability to handle the surface has to be taken on trust and she ran below par last time. Loch Moy could be the one to take advantage if Hugo Palmer's filly disappoints again as he's been placed in both starts, including on soft ground at Haydock on his introduction. The remainder have shown only moderate form so far though Mizyen and Surge Ahead look likely improvers and the newcomer Chocolate Block is worth a second glance in the betting.
Antonius 40-1 (9-3) Went right start, held up in rear, not clear run just inside 2f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 16, 8l behind Rich Forever (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Loch Moy 11-2 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway 2f out, hung left over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 16, 2l behind Rich Forever (9-3) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Mizyen (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden and some headway 2f out, not trouble leaders, 10th of 16, 10l behind Penny Rose (8-12) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Multifact 18-1 (8-9) Dwelt, behind, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 13, 9l behind Lady Of The House (8-8) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Spats Colombo Notnowcato colt out of Charlotte Vale.
Surge Ahead (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 8l behind Inka Surprise (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Yorkshireman (IRE) Red Clubs colt out of Ossiana.
Chocolate Block (IRE) Singspiel filly out of Pingus.
Flawless Beauty 11-4 (9-0) Held up, headway from 3f out, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, one pace final furlong, lost 4th near finish, 4th of 9, 6l behind Music Chart (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) gf in Aug.