Field Gun’s earlier win at Chelmsford came over 7f and Union Rose is preferred over today’s trip after placing at Chepstow last time. Coronation Cottage ran poorly here after winning at Windsor while course winner Three Little Birds is having her first start since November. Delagate This Lord landed a double here in 2017 though hasn’t won since but RED ALERT recorded a course and distance double in September and is back on a winning mark. Tony Carroll’s charge should find this easier than his latest task at Ascot and gets the vote.
Red Alert 25-1 (9-6) Held up and always towards rear, never on terms, 13th of 15, 10 3/4l behind Molls Memory (9-2) at Ascot 6f hcp (4) gs in May.
Field Gun (USA) 9-4fav (9-5) Soon prominent, effort well over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 6, 6 1/2l behind Javelin (8-12) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (4) pol in Apr.
Union Rose 4-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, not clear run and switched right 1f out, rallied to take 2nd close home, not trouble winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Fair Cop (9-6) at Chepstow 5f hcp (5) gd in May.
Three Little Birds 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 11, 4 1/4l behind Shamshon (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Coronation Cottage 9-4fav (9-13) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 10, 10 3/4l behind Spanish Star (9-2) at Bath 5f hcp (6) fm in May.
Delagate This Lord 9-2 (8-12) Outpaced in last trio, headway over 1f out, 5th and no impression final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind The Daley Express (9-6) at Bath 5f hcp (4) gf in Apr.