Even Bolder has been knocking on the door lately and is fancied to reverse last month's Newbury running with Rebecca Romero. He could have the race run to suit if old-timer Cape Royal sets a scorching pace as expected. The latter's stablemate, Triple Dream, can go close despite top weight while Imaginary Diva usually runs well here and comes here off the back of a win at Brighton. But we are going to take a chance on the lightly-raced CREW CUT, who is back over this trip for the first time since chasing home Eland Ally at Doncaster in June and hails from a yard enjoying a bit of a purple patch at present.
Triple Dream 9-2 (10-0) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Pinball (8-7) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Even Bolder 8-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, took 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Rebecca Romero (8-12) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Cape Royal 25-1 (8-9) Chased leader until 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 12l behind Ajjaadd (9-0) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 4l behind Maze (8-10) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Crew Cut (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Held up, headway over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Sirius Prospect (9-7) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Welsh Inlet (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Led, hung right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on as winner idled towards finish, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Roodee Queen (9-5) at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Rebecca Romero 9-2 (8-12) Held up in touch, not clear run and switched left inside final 2f, chased leaders and hung left over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, readily, won at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Even Bolder (9-9) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Catalinas Diamond (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, chased leader over 1f out, led 1f out, headed and not pace of winner inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2 places close home, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Rebecca Romero (8-12) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Imaginary Diva 9-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, driven out (hand-timed), won at Brighton 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jul beating Do More Business (9-2) by 1l, 8 ran.