Evoke appears to have the beating of Speedfit Boy on the form book but both were a little disappointing last time and don't exactly look well handicapped. TOUGH LADY, on the other hand, could be thrown in if she can reproduce her best on the soft ground and, though Mark Johnston's filly looks a lot more exposed than most of her rivals, she gets the vote. The danger may be Dumbarton Rock, who still looked a little green when fourth here last month, as Cardmaster's Lingfield win hasn't worked out and Our Sweet Art doesn't look an easy ride.
Cardmaster (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Chased leaders on rail, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, no chance after, 5th of 7, 12l behind Sejalaat (8-8) at Goodwood 6f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Evoke (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 10l behind Van Der Neer (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Speedfit Boy (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 12l behind Van Der Neer (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Dumbarton Rock 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, slightly outpaced over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Van Der Neer (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Our Sweet Art 12-1 (8-7) Pressed leader, ridden and lost place 2f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 15, 19l behind Starlight Symphony (8-8) at Doncaster 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jul.
Whitford (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Mid-division, effort when not much room over 2f out, edged left and no impression over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 11, 9l behind Aeronwyn Bryn (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Tough Lady (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Prominent, led 5f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Progenitor (8-9) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Precision Strike 33-1 (8-1) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 18l behind Alexandrakollontai (8-1) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Sep.