Mick Channon thinks highly of Ascot maiden winner MALABAR, who wasn't beaten far in the Albany Stakes earlier. She was beaten on soft ground at Haydock on her debut and wouldn't want any more rain but can beat off some strong challengers here. Astrelle has improved with every run and completed her double in a very competitive Newmarket nursery. Efflorescence was very impressive when making all in a maiden at Headquarters and is clearly useful while Publilia is another who made every yard over 6f at Hamilton, though will need to step up on that. Zifena created a surprise when landing a very hot fillies' nursery at Newmarket though there was no fluke about the victory and she's expected to go well in a strong event.
Astrelle (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) gs beating Persun (8-11) by 1l, 11 ran.
Bonnie Grey 14-1 (9-0) Went left start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never a threat, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Alonsoa (9-0) at Sandown 7f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gf in Jul.
Efflorescence (USA) 13-2 (9-0) Keen early, made all, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 7f mdn (4) gf in Jul beating Good Place (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 13 ran.
Malabar 8-15fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, led approaching final 2f, soon ridden and edged right, strongly pressed final furlong, stayed on to assert final 100 yards, won at Ascot 7f mdn (4) gf in Jul beating Mistrusting (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Mystic And Artist 7-2 (9-0) Made all, ridden and pressed 2f out, stayed on well, clear inside final furlong, readily, won at Ayr 7f mdn (4) sft beating Kodiva (9-0) by 4l, 5 ran.
Publilia 10-11fav (9-0) Always prominent, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating You're My Cracker (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
What A Party (IRE) 5-2 (9-2) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 7f fls hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Old Fashion (9-0) by 1l, 8 ran.
Zifena 20-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, stayed on to lead narrowly towards finish, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) fm beating Enlace (9-1) by hd, 17 ran.
East Coast Lady (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) In touch, outpaced 2f out, weakened final furlong, 15th of 17, 21l behind Zifena (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) fm.