Three-year-olds have dominated this but that hasn't put off connections of Light And Shade, who bids to follow up last year's victory off a 12lb higher mark. She's contested Listed races since winning here and at Yarmouth at the start of the summer but may find a couple too good on these terms. This also looks a stiff task for Carlisle winner Hidden Rebel and Margaret's Mission but Lil Sophella has been a grand servant and could run into a place. Labyrinth will probably start favourite but that may be more down to her stable and potential rather than the form of her easy win in a Salisbury maiden. ALJULJALAH (NAP) has had excuses since chasing home the top-class Nemoralia at York in May. She's still relatively unexposed and can bounce back today.
Light And Shade 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, ridden and one paced final 2f, 7th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Aljazzi (8-9) at Haydock 1m lst fll stks (1) gf in Aug.
Aljuljalah (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden and headway over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Mise En Rose (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcp fll (2) gf in Jul.
Lil Sophella (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) In rear, headway approaching final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Opal Tiara (9-8) at York 7f hcp fll stks (2) gf in Aug.
Hidden Rebel 9-2 (9-8) In touch, in rear, pushed along and headway on outer over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gf in Aug beating Dawn Mirage (9-10) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Miss Carbonia (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 7, 3 1/4l behind Fighting Temeraire (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Labyrinth (IRE) 8-11fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led 1f out, soon clear, very easy, won at Salisbury 1m mdn fll stks (5) sft in Aug beating Organza (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Company Asset (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Raced wide in touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 5 1/4l behind Alnashama (9-7) at Leicester 1m hcp (4) gf in Aug.
Margaret's Mission (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Barracuda Boy (10-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp (3) pol in Jul.
Alexandrakollontai (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 5 1/2l behind Courier (9-4) at Hamilton 6f hcp fll (3) gd in Aug.