An interesting affair in which Tokyo Rose, Twitch Hill and Blue Echo form the shortlist and we side with Tokyo Rose. Richard Hannon's charge made an eyecatching debut nine days ago and was guilty only of getting tired close home. She looks the sort who will improve for time and anything achieved here is a bonus. Twitch Hill ran a solid debut at Haydock on heavy ground. She can be expected to improve. Blue Echo did not do a lot wrong at Sandown on her second start and is a surefire future winner if not coming up against something with further improvement. La Cuvee would be of interest if seeing any market support while River Tarrant and Shantina's Dream are both eligible for nurseries after today. Tokyo Rose looks most open to improvement and secures the nomination.
Aquilegia (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, pushed along halfway, driven over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 5l behind Makshoof (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) hvy.
Blue Echo 10-1 (9-0) Made most, hard ridden final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 16, shd behind Alovera (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) gd in Aug.
Ken's Girl 50-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden over 2f out, some headway approaching final furlong, carried left and faded inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Mystery Ocean (9-0) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn fll (5) gf in Aug.
River Tarrant 10-3 (9-0) Tracked leaders, hung left and effort over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon beaten, 6th of 9, 14l behind Danetime Music (9-0) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) gf in Jul.
Shantina's Dream (USA) 9-4fav (9-0) Prominent on outer, every chance over 1f out, no extra, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 10l behind Russian Rosie (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn fll (4) gd in Aug.
Tokyo Rose 20-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon faded, 6th of 13, 6l behind Diysem (9-1) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd.
Twitch Hill 9-2 (8-12) Dwelt and towards rear, headway over 1f out, driven and stayed on towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Utmost Respect (9-3) at Haydock 5f 2yo mdn (5) hvy.
La Cuvee Mark of Esteem filly, half-sister to numerous winners up to a mile including the very smart She Bat.
Launch It Lily Kyllachy filly, half-sister to numerous winners up to 1m6f including the Group 3 winner Sir Talbot.