A couple of these were pulled out of recent engagements when the rain arrived and look the ones to concentrate on now. Crystal Lake has enjoyed a good season so far and performed well in good-class handicaps the last twice but PROVENANCE is preferred in the belief that she's open to considerable progression after only two outings, especially as she almost certainly wasn't seen to best effect last time when too keen in a small field over 1m. Sir Michael Stoute applies a first-time hood now on the daughter of Galileo, who hopefully will get a good pace over this furlong shorter trip, which was not the case last time. Pageant Belle and Zain Empire are the other surefire, lightly-raced improvers on display and add further spice to a pretty hot contest.
Monsea (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 18l behind Wannabe Yours (8-3) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Jun.
Regiment 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 6, 14l behind Moohaarib (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Crystal Lake (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden 3f out, headway approaching 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Golden Town (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Provenance 5-6fav (9-7) Keen early, tracked leaders, effort to press winner over 1f out, hampered and switched right inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Reedcutter (9-0) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Pageant Belle 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Doncaster 7f fll mdn stks (5) gf beating Better Chance (9-0) by 1l, 13 ran.
Zain Empire 7-2 (9-3) Held up, headway over 2f out, effort inside final furlong, stayed on to lead post, won at Carlisle 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun beating Enliven (8-12) by hd, 8 ran.
Mezel 13-2 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 9th of 11, 10l behind Basil Berry (9-4) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.