A very trickle puzzle to solve with C&D winner Scarlet Whispers and bottom weight Astra Hall both chasing hat-tricks. Linkable needs to improve again on his second in a Bath maiden but Lady Kashaan was taking on decent opposition at Newmarket in June and blinkers could eke a little further improvement out of the consistent Mizbah. Modernism is better than he showed last time and his stable is in terrific form but this looks a decent opportunity for KUNEGUNDA to hit the winning trail after her staying-on second at Pontefract. James Fanshawe's filly now has more options now she's proved she stays this trip.
Scarlet Whispers 4-1 (9-4) Made all, hard pressed from over 2f out, driven and held on gamely inside final furlong, won at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul beating Bayan (9-7) by nk, 5 ran.
Kunegunda 5-2fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, headway to go 2nd over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Maybeagrey (8-3) at Pontefract 1m 4f flls hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Linkable 9-1 (8-13) Chased leader, led over 4f out, driven over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Mysterious Man (8-13) at Bath 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.
Mizbah 13-8fav (9-5) Held up in last, ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept on final 100 yards, nearest finish, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Arch Villain (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Modernism 17-2 (9-2) Pressed leader until ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, behind and eased, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Last Shadow (9-5) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Lady Kashaan (IRE) 10-3fav (8-6) Held up, headway over 6f out, led 3f out, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Mubaraza (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Astra Hall 1-3fav (8-9) Close up, improved 3f out, every chance from over 1f out, led towards finish, cheekily, won at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Jul beating Femme Royale (8-3) by hd, 8 ran.