Bereka will probably start favourite for this on the back of her neck second to Perfect Pursuit at Brighton but MADAME MIRASOL was successful in her only previous start in this grade and might be the one to beat. She's been dropped another couple of pounds since her latest sixth at Thirsk where she didn't really get the run of the race. It's difficult to make a strong case for many of the remainder with Sandsman's Girl having been beaten in a seller last time, though Hickster and Speed Society are previous winners here and Simma is less exposed than her rivals.
Bereka 5-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4f out, challenged 2f out, led over 1f out, driven and ran on inside final furlong, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 7, nk behind Perfect Pursuit (9-1) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.
Madame Mirasol (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 9, 7l behind Space War (9-8) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Hickster (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Tracked leader centre, ridden 3f out, well beaten over 1f out, 11th of 12, 25l behind Inciting Incident (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Border Guard 33-1 (9-1) Towards rear, pushed along 4f out, behind from halfway, last of 10, 21l behind Frangipanni (9-3) at Chepstow 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Simma (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Behind, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 10l behind Munfallet (9-0) at Salisbury 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Vied (USA) 40-1 (8-6) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 16l behind Fray (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Speed Society 33-1 (8-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 14l behind Aqua Ardens (9-4) at Epsom Downs 7f clm stks (5) gf in Jul.
Sandsman's Girl (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Street Boss (8-12) at Thirsk 7f 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Royal Bushida 25-1 (8-8) Held up, ridden and struggling over 2f out, 8th of 10, 22l behind Windy Citi (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Torridon 4-1 (8-2) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 10l behind Secret City (8-12) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.