William Haggas has trained the winners of this in the last two years and three times in the last five. MAQSAD bolted up in the Pretty Polly here in May having won a maiden over track and trip on her reappearance. The Rowley Mile clearly suits and she can take advantage of a shorter trip and this big drop in class to get back to winning ways, despite a small penalty. John Gosden saddled the winner in 2015 and 2016 and has two entries this season. Both are improving and on a hat-trick so have decent claims but Frankie rides recent Ascot winner She's Got You so she’s preferred to Lady Lawyer. Neither Posted nor Foxtrot Lady were disgraced in a Doncaster Group 3 two weeks ago but blinkers would need to improve Sh Boom for the Chapple-Hyam filly to figure. Chaleur goes well here but steps up from handicap company while French raider Richmond Avenue has been beaten three times in the grade already. The consistent Agincourt looks the pick of the remainder.
Exhort 11-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Encapsulation (8-7) at Ayr 1m 2f lst stks (1) gd in Sep.
Agincourt (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Prominent, challenged over 2f out, soon led, ridden over 1f out, stayed on when hard pressed final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 19, hd behind Excellent Times (8-6) at York 7f hcp fll (2) gd in Aug.
Clon Coulis (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway towards far side over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 8th of 19, 3l behind Excellent Times (8-6) at York 7f hcp fll (2) gd in Aug.
Foxtrot Lady 16-1 (9-2) Always well placed, pushed along over 2f out, reminder over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 3l behind Breathtaking Look (9-2) at Doncaster 7f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gf in Sep.
Richmond Avenue (IRE) (8-13) 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Madeleine Must (8-9) at ParisLongchamp 1m lst stks gd in Sep.
Shepherd Market (IRE) (9-1) last of 10, 10 1/4l behind Joplin (8-11) at Deauville 1m lst stks gd in Jul.
Maqsad (FR) 15-2 (8-13) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 10 1/2l behind Deirdre (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 2f Grp 1 fll stks (1) gd in Aug.
Chaleur 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on and every chance inside final 100 yards, just held, 3rd of 19, 1/4l behind Excellent Times (8-6) at York 7f hcp fll (2) gd in Aug.
Lady Lawyer (USA) 5-2fav (8-9) Made all, hung badly right over 4f out, hard driven inside final furlong, all out, won at Chelmsford City 7f hcp fll (2) pol in Aug beating California Love (8-13) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Lady Madison (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Keen early, chased leader, ridden and every chance 1f out, one pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 3 3/4l behind Dubai Blue (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp fll (3) pol in Aug.
Posted 18-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, ridden 1f out, ran on well towards finish, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Breathtaking Look (9-2) at Doncaster 7f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gf in Sep.
Sh Boom 16-1 (8-11) In rear, struggling 3f out, never dangerous, 13th of 15, 9 3/4l behind Fanny Logan (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2f lst fll stks (1) gf in Sep.
She's Got You 11-4jfav (8-11) Keen early, tracked leader, effort to challenge 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Ascot 1m hcp fll (2) gf in Sep beating Canton Queen (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.