Gathering looks certain to improve on her debut fourth here in July when sent off joint favourite. Robert Havlin's mount is preferred to stablemate Amelia May. Brian Meehan saddles both Folkestone third Loved By All and Seaside Escape but neither make much appeal in this grade and more interesting are Leicester runner-up Cresta Star and Bana Wu, who shaped with promise behind subsequent May Hill Stakes winner Lyric Of Light on her introduction. EPOQUE could be worth a bet on debut, however, being a half-sister to four winners including Sea Of Leaves who was a sharp two-year-old. Sir Henry Cecil's filly may be more forward than fellow newcomer Cantal.
Amelia May 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt green in rear, outpaced halfway, 10th of 11, 34l behind My Queenie (9-0) at Leicester 1m 2yo fll mdn (4) gf.
Bana Wu 33-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, not reached leaders, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Lyric Of Light (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Brundon 10-1 (9-0) Went right start, took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 10, 12l behind Little Dutch Girl (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) sft in Aug.
Cantal Pivotal filly out of Canda.
Corn Maiden Refuse To Bend filly out of Namat.
Cresta Star 9-2fav (8-9) In touch, switched right over 2f out, effort entering final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Wyndham Wave (8-10) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Aug.
Epoque (USA) Empire Maker filly out of Dock Leaf.
Gathering (USA) 7-2fav (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Kunooz (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (5) gf in Jul.
Loved By All (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 5f out, outpaced halfway, switched right and headway entering final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 9, 6l behind What's Up (8-8) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Aug.
Mariposa (IRE) Oasis Dream filly out of Mary Stuart.
Seaside Escape (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Dwelt towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 12, 8l behind Semayyel (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Fauran (IRE) Shamardal filly out of Zamhrear.