Entente was very green on debut at Lingfield but shaped with some promise. Andrew Balding has trained the winner of this twice in recent years and Berkshire Beauty is improving with experience based on her fifth at Sandown. But so is SISTER OF MERCY and her third to Malabar at Ascot is easily the best form on offer in this. Perceived will need further than this but is possibly the most interesting of the newcomers.
Destiny's Shadow (IRE) Dark Angel colt out of Lunar Love.
Duc de Seville (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, weakened 2f out, soon hung right, 6th of 8, 12l behind Latharnach (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Shalimah (IRE) Dark Angel colt out of Jemima's Art.
Who'sthedude (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, no impression final 2f, 6th of 9, 13l behind Pasticcio (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Entente 25-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 12, 9l behind Thecornishassassin (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jul.
Hillgrove Angel (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind Make It Up (9-2) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Magical Thomas Dylan Thomas colt out of Magical Cliche.
Berkshire Beauty 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Taper Tantrum (9-1) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Sister Of Mercy (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, closed somewhat on eased down 2nd but no chance with winner, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Malabar (9-0) at Ascot 7f mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Artesana 12-1 (8-3) Mid-division, pushed along and struggling final 3f, 10th of 12, 26l behind Thecornishassassin (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jul.
Cape Xenia Cape Cross filly out of Xaphania.
Perceived Sir Percy filly out of New Light.