Stepping up in trip suited ROSE AURORA at Bath last month and the Marcus Tregoning-trained filly is a solid option to land Brighton's opening contest; Shianda tops the BHA ratings, so obviously merits respect, while Lady Of Garmoran won over a mile on her penultimate start and has a likeable attitude. As a front-runner, the last named does face a stiff test as she tries 10f for the first time in public, though. Stamina isn't so much of an issue with Shianda, as the daughter of Kyllachy has already been tried over 1m 4f - admittedly without success at this stage. However, she is still relatively unexposed and, assuming she responds kindly to wearing blinkers for the first time, the mount of Jamie Spencer will be a big threat to the selection. However, Rose Aurora seemed ideally suited by a sterner test to her constitution last time out and, given her trainer's eye for an opening, this may be an ideal stage for Tregoning's filly to get off the mark.
Blue Zealot (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Dwelt, always in rear, 7th of 10, 10l behind Avon Lady (9-10) at Yarmouth 1m fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Barberhoney 25-1 (8-10) Dwelt, in rear, progress to mid-division 5f out, kept on, never a factor, 5th of 10, 11l behind Akhmatova (8-10) at Windsor 1m Maiden Fillies Stakes (3-5yo) (5) gf in Jun.
Lady Of Garmoran (USA) 9-2 (9-2) Led until narrowly headed 2f out, stayed challenging and rallied stongly near finish, just failed, 2nd of 11, shd behind Gee Major (8-5) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.
Shianda 4-1 (8-10) Held up, effort on outer over 2f out, edged right and kept on final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Explorator (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Miss Whippy 14-1 (8-8) Chased leader, led 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 14l behind Seattle Speight (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Vadition (IRE) 100-1 (8-2) Close up, effort on outside 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Celestial Girl (8-7) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.
Rose Aurora 11-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to chased winner over 2f out until 1f out, kept on, one pace, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Sandy Shaw (9-3) at Bath 1m 2f fll hcp (5) fm in Jul.