Daaree started favourite at Newmarket on his return from a lengthy absence but could only manage third. Erroneous is hard to weigh up while Pontefract winner Silver Alliance has struggled in this grade in the past but Miguel Grau is worth a second look having gone close at Ripon last time and is preferred to Blighty, second over a shorter trip here 11 days ago. PLACIDIA has been rested since finishing down the field at Goodwood in June but her second to Insaany over this trip at Nottingham in May has worked out well and she won a maiden at Lingfield subsequently - she gets the nod.
Miguel Grau (USA) 9-2 (9-2) Took keen hold, held up tracking leaders, pushed along and headway over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, challenged and every chance inside final furlong, no extra last 100 yards, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Woodacre (8-3) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Blighty (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) In rear, ridden and headway 2f out, effort inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Ski Lift (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Erroneous (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Took keen hold, made most until 6f out, chased leader until 3f out, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 8l behind Lyn Valley (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Silver Alliance 6-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Pontefract 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Kudu Country (10-8) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Placidia (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed final furlong, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 14l behind Oasis Fantasy (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Daaree (IRE) 9-4fav (9-9) Dwelt, towards rear, driven and headway 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out, soon ridden, no chance with front pair from over 1f out, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Giantstepsahead (9-13) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.