Mandy Lexi showed signs of a revival at Chepstow while Borough Boy hasn't been disgraced in his last two starts at Leicester and Newmarket and should play a part in proceedings. Outbid and Musselburgh third Megaleka also warrant consideration but the drop in trip may suit COMPTON ALBION and, with Robert Tart again taking off 5lb, the Ffos Las third looks the one to beat.
Hardy Blue (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, outpaced and no impression final 2f, 6th of 8, 11l behind Royal Guinevere (8-9) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Shatin Secret 20-1 (9-2) Raced towards centre in rear, outpaced after 2f, last of 12, 30l behind Charlemagne Diva (8-2) at Thirsk 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Outbid 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division, stumbled just over 3f out, switched right over 1f out, not clear run inside final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 11, 16l behind Cara Gina (9-3) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jun.
Mandy Lexi (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Led, headed 2f out, chased winner, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra and lost 3rd close home, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Lager Time (8-13) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Borough Boy (IRE) 8-1 (8-2) Hampered soon after start, chased leader, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 3l behind Holley Shiftwell (9-0) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Little Eli 12-1 (8-8) Towards rear and outpaced, 10th of 11, 15l behind Next Door (9-5) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Compton Albion (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Pressed leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Idle Curiosity (9-7) at Ffos Las 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jul.
Megaleka 6-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Secret Advice (9-7) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Southern Sapphire 33-1 (8-7) Sligthly hampered start, in touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 17l behind La Sylphe (8-4) at Beverley 5f 3yo clm (6) gf in Apr.
Cymeriad 25-1 (8-5) Chased winner, pushed along 3f out, ridden and lost 2nd well over 1f out, chased leading pair until inside final furlong, no extra in 5th in closing stages, 5th of 12, 6l behind Marcus Caesar (9-0) at Thirsk 7f 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.