A decent opener to the card before punters have to get stuck into seven tricky handicaps and Frolic looks to have a good chance of improving on her debut effort. Kirbec will appreciate this 7f trip with Chrisellaine looking to be the best of the three making their debut. Two of the previous winners in the field are strong here though with AFFINA the suggestion in front of Double Reflection given how well she finished off her race at Thirsk and it won't be a surprise to see her try to make all again.
Affina (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden and pressed over 1f out, held on close home, won at Thirsk 7f fll stks (4) gs in Jul beating Akvavera (9-0) by hd, 11 ran.
Double Reflection 5-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden to lead 1f out and edged left, strongly pressed inside final furlong, kept on gamely, won at Chepstow 6f fll stks (5) sft in Jul beating Polly's Gold (9-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Che Bella (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) In rear, soon hanging left towards centre, well beaten 2f out, no impression, 9th of 13, 9 1/2l behind Main Desire (8-12) at York 5f lst fll stks (1) sft in May.
Chrisellaine (IRE) Iffraaj filly out of Janicellaine.
Endless Tangent (IRE) Lawman filly out of Passion Planet.
Flamin Audi (GER) Medicean filly out of Flames To Dust.
Frolic 9-1 (9-0) In touch, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden and hung left approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Dathanna (9-0) at Newmarket 7f fll stks (4) sft in Aug.
Island Affair (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Chased leader, 4th halfway, dropped to 5th approaching straight, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 5 1/4l behind Deep Breath (8-11) at Galway 7f hcp sft in Aug.
Kirbec (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Chased front pair, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd entering final furlong, stayed on to press winner final 110 yards, always held, 2nd of 4, 3/4l behind Quayside (9-5) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (4) gs in Jun.
Ventura Royal (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Slowly away, in touch in 4th place, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 19l behind Juliet Capulet (9-0) at Thirsk 7f fll stks (4) gs in Jul.
Woodplumpton Mayson filly out of Wish You Luck.