Your Gifted has already run three times this month, scoring under today's young pilot over C&D two weeks ago. He's 9lb higher now, however, and couldn't handle this better grade at Ascot last time. Restless Bay is consistent but his stable is out of sorts, while Beauty Pageant has risen a further 4lb since going down narrowly at Doncaster. There are possibilities about Bedloe's Island and Southwell winner Sleepy Blue Ocean, but preference is for NOMOREBLONDES. Paul Midgley's mare has finished behind a couple of these recently but looked a reformed character when decimating a decent field at York last week and will take all the beating if in the same mood here.
Your Gifted (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) In touch, headway and swiched left 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 3l behind Ajjaadd (9-0) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Invincible Force (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Led early, with leader, ridden and effort 2f out, lost place when not much room over 1f out and again 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 11l behind Roker Park (9-9) at Chester 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Nomoreblondes 10-1 (8-12) Always prominent, led over 2f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at York 5f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Pavershooz (9-12) by 3l, 12 ran.
Athwaab 16-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, ridden inside final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Hypnosis (8-1) at Doncaster 5f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Bedloe's Island (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 12, shd behind Le Toreador (9-11) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Restless Bay (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Held up on outside, not clear run and switched left 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, not able to trouble winner, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Barkston Ash (9-3) at Warwick 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Beauty Pageant (IRE) 13-8fav (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 9, hd behind Hypnosis (8-1) at Doncaster 5f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Sleepy Blue Ocean 6-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden halfway, pressed leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon pressed, held on gamely, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jun beating Boogie Waltzer (9-1) by nk, 9 ran.