Royal Welcome has failed to build on an earlier second over track and trip though is weighted to beat Shaqwar on these terms. The latter drops back down in distance sporting first-time headgear having finished third over today’s trip at Thirsk on her penultimate start. Sorbonne was sent off favourite at Catterick for his debut but was beaten by a horse rated only 55 while Gleniffer debuted in a tougher race at Doncaster and is upped in trip today. Farzeen can only improve but HIGH GLOSS is a half-sister to three winners including Group 2 winner Silk Sari and a chance is taken James Fanshawe’s newcomer is good enough to make a winning start.
New Rhythm 200-1 (8-11) Held up, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 17 3/4l behind Fountain Of Time (9-4) at Newcastle 1m fll stks (5) pol in Mar.
Allsfineandandy (IRE) 40-1 (8-5) Dwelt, behind, hanging right and well beaten over 2f out, 12th of 13, 21 3/4l behind Pinarella (9-2) at Ripon 6f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Gleniffer 100-1 (9-2) Slowly away, behind, stayed on from over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 9, 5 1/4l behind Majaalis (9-2) at Doncaster 6f stks (5) gf in Jul.
Sorbonne 11-8fav (9-5) Close up, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden to chase leader approaching final furlong, went 2nd post, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Strawberryandcream (9-7) at Catterick 7f mdn stks (6) gf in Jul.
Wearraah 50-1 (8-4) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 19 1/4l behind Kodimoor (9-0) at Ayr 7f hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Farzeen 14-1 (9-0) Switched right start, held up, headway on outside and in touch halfway, shaken up unable to quicken inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 14 1/4l behind Target Zone (9-5) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Graciarose 80-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon held up rear of mid-division, struggling over 3f out, last of 11, 20 3/4l behind Greek Hero (9-2) at Thirsk 1m stks (5) gs in Jun.
Guarded Secret 40-1 (9-0) Dwelt and not much room start, always behind, last of 8, 20 1/4l behind Gometra Ginty (9-0) at Carlisle 6f fll stks (5) gs in Jun.
High Gloss Invincible Spirit filly out of So Silk.
Narak 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders on rail, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 8, dist behind Qamka (9-0) at Newbury 1m fll stks (4) sft in Jun.
Royal Welcome 7-2 (9-0) Led until over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 5th of 8, 7 3/4l behind Ghaziyah (9-0) at Thirsk 1m stks (5) gf in Jul.
Shaqwar 11-4 (8-11) Prominent, led after 1f, headed over 2f out, soon rallied and every chance, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Loolwah (9-4) at Thirsk 1m fll stks (5) gs in Jun.