He's No Angel won his maiden here over a shorter trip and Tornado Force is back on a winning mark but it could pay to concentrate on the younger horses. Thorpe should figure having improved with every start culminating in a second at Newmarket while Chepstow runner-up Star Of Namibia is preferred to Sweet Martoni on this surface. VELVETINA opened her account with victory over 1m2f at Kempton and breeding suggests Harry Dunlop's filly will prove even better over this longer trip. She gets the vote as Mirth will need a big step forward to figure.
He's No Angel (IRE) 2-1fav (9-4) Tracked leading trio, pushed along on inside 4f out, ridden inside final 3f, soon beaten, last of 7, 8l behind Play Street (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Brigadoon 15-2 (9-6) Behind, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Mr Snoozy (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Tornado Force (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up, outpaced 2f out, last of 8, 7l behind El Bravo (8-1) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Full Speed (GER) 22-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along and weakened 2f out, 7th of 10, 12l behind Estemaala (9-6) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Sommersturm (GER) 6-1 (9-0) In touch on inside, ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, soon edged right and weakened, 6th of 10, 12l behind Barachiel (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Thorpe (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, pressed leader 2f out, soon every chance, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Song Light (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Felix Fabulla 12-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, not much room over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 42l behind Prairie Ranger (8-8) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Velvetina (IRE) 3-1 (8-9) Joined leader after 1f, led over 7f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, won at Kempton 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) pol in May beating Atlantis City (9-0) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Sweet Martoni 5-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Fast Pace (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Star Of Namibia (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Held up in 4th, headway 3f out, chased winner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on in clear 2nd final furlong, always held, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Knight's Parade (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Mirth 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 17l behind Pivotal Silence (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun.