Asian Trader bids for hat-trick after finishing ahead of Waseem Faris, Rebecca Romero and Whitecrest at Sandown last time. But Gladiatrix wasn't beaten far in third and Richard Hughes takes over the reins for this. It will be tight between those two today but POWERFUL WIND has to come into the reckoning also on the back of an easy win at Bath. The latter is up 8lb but remains on a winning mark and Ron Harris' sprinter is just preferred to West Coast Dream, who has slipped further down the weights and will be looking to take advantage soon.
Top Cop 11-4 (9-3) Stumbled start, took keen hold, chased leading trio, went 3rd 3f out, pushed along halfway, went 2nd final 50 yards, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Forest Edge (8-12) at Bath 6f Stakes (0-90) (4yo+) (3) fm.
West Coast Dream 9-2 (9-2) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Church Music (8-13) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Decision By One 8-1 (9-5) Led center group, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 13, 9l behind Chester Aristocrat (8-10) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Gladiatrix 14-1 (9-6) Towards rear, switched left to outer over 3f out, headway and every chance over 1f out, ran on, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Asian Trader (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Heartsong (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 7l behind Links Drive Lady (9-1) at Goodwood 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Whitecrest 25-1 (9-11) In rear, ridden halfway, never on terms, 11th of 12, 8l behind Asian Trader (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Asian Trader 5-2fav (9-5) Slowly away, headway on inside halfway, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Alnoomaas (9-5) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Powerful Wind (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Made all, clear 3f out, ridden and 4 lengths clear over 1f out, ran on well, unchallenged, won at Bath 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fm beating Baby Queen (9-2) by 3l, 11 ran.
Waseem Faris (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Slowly away towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on towards finish, not reach leaders, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Asian Trader (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Rebecca Romero 3-1 (9-6) Held up, headway approaching final furlong, kept on, nearest finish, 6th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Asian Trader (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Dorback 7-1 (9-5) Chased leader, driven to challenge over 1f out, faded final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind Mutafaakir (8-12) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Macdillon 12-1 (9-0) In touch, headway 2f out, edged left and kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 5l behind Mon Brav (9-2) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May.
Dark Lane 5-1 (9-3) Last trio, headway headway towards inside 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4l behind Langley Vale (9-3) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fm.