An interesting race which features the second, third, fifth and twelfth from the Listed Sandringham Handicap but we're going to take a chance with a filly coming out of maiden company - Soft Shoe Shuffle. Visit merits respect but can be taken on on her seasonal return conceding weight all round whilst Rosaleen emerges best at the weights of the Royal Ascot quartet but looks vulnerable and a couple that reoppose are open to more improvement. Sugar Mint failed to give her running in the Oaks but has won over a mile and should be a factor in this grade as should Melodramatic, who was strongly fancied to win her latest start at Newbury and this trip may well turn out to be her optimum. The selection has plenty to find on the book but has progressed with each start and won't be out of her depth. She may not have beaten all that much last time but the style in which she quickened clear was impressive and there's every chance that she'll be able to keep up the decent record of her family which includes the smart Leporello and Poppy Carew. She may be the lowest rated horse in the race but she can make her mark in this company and we can all celebrate by doing Walter Swinburn's Soft Shoe Shuffle.
Visit 11-4fav (8-12) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 7l behind Natagora (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Oct.
Comeback Queen 20-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 7th of 11, 10l behind Classic Remark (8-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f lst fll stk (1) gs in Jun.
Illusion 7-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders early, ridden to lead entering final 3f, stayed on well under pressure, pressed inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 16, nk behind Festivale (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jun.
Kelowna (IRE) (8-11) Prominent, one pace final 2f, 5th of 7, 5l behind Azabara (8-11) at Saint-Cloud 1m stk in Jun.
Lady Aquitaine (USA) 10-1 (8-12) In touch until weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 23l behind Clifton Dancer (8-12) at Warwick 7f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jun.
Makaaseb (USA) 11-2 (9-4) Led after 1f and hampered rival on rail, headed inside final 3f, soon weakened, 12th of 16, 7l behind Festivale (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jun.
Melodramatic (IRE) 5-2jt-fav (8-12) Held up, steady headway from over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final 2f, stayed on until headed final 75 yards, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Rosa Grace (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gd in Jun.
Rosaleen (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up, not clear run approaching 2f out, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, not quicken, one pace final furlong, 5th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Festivale (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jun.
Shabiba (USA) 7-1 (8-11) Led until headed and hampered on rail after 1f, tracked leaders after, ridden to challenge over 1f out, no extra, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 16, 2l behind Festivale (9-1) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jun.
Soft Shoe Shuffle (IRE) 4-5fav (9-0) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, drew clear final 50 yards, pushed out, comfortably, won at Salisbury 1m 3yo mdn fll (5) gf in Jun beating Lambda (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Sugar Mint (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 6th straight, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 16, 39l behind Look Here (9-0) at Epsom 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.