JEWELLED is beginning to look like a course specialist and gets the vote from potential improver Spoken; Pelham Crescent could go well at big odds while Monashee Rock is another to factor in to calculations. John Hills' charge has course and distance form figures of 2-2-9-1-9-1, so whilst she has put in a couple of below-par efforts she's basically been reliable here. That was the case last time when the filly excellerated clear of a similar field despite perhaps not being suited by a lack of pace, so up 3lbs there's every chance Hayley Turner can guide her home in front once more. Spoken is one to watch closely in the market as his maiden win has worked out nicely and first-time cheek-pieces could see him return to that level of performance. Roger Charlton has an incredible 64% strike-rate with three-year-olds at the track and if money came for Spoken it'd pay to sit up and take notice. Pelham Crescent is interesting at potentially rewarding each-way odds as he's back down to his last winning mark, has conditions to suit and should be approaching peak fitness, whilst three of his career wins have been here. He might just need a couple of furlongs further but could run on into a place. Monashee Rock beat an in-form sort last time, proving in the process that she sees out a mile, but a 5lb rise appears plenty and she can be opposed in this contest. Very Well Red has won three times over course and distance, the most recent coming off 3lbs lower in May, so can't be ruled out having been given a month to freshen up while Shaded Edge hasn't yet won over this far and can be taken on with that in mind. Magroom and Bold Cross are closely matched course and distance winners but neither arrives in the best of form so our vote goes to Jewelled.
Desert Dreamer (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, not clear run entering final furlong when trying to close, never able to challenge, 8th of 13, 3l behind Opus Maximus (9-9) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Pelham Crescent (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear and keen, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 11, 16l behind Feathered Crown (8-12) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Very Well Red 14-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 10l behind Dr Wintringham (9-0) at Warwick 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Jewelled 4-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, not clear run over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jun beating Macanta (8-11) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Bold Cross (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up rear of mid-division, took keen hold, switched right well over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, no impression, 6th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Granny Mcphee (9-4) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Magroom 5-1 (9-11) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 16l behind You've Been Mowed (8-11) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Shaded Edge 16-1 (8-12) Raced wide, in touch, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Cativo Cavallino (8-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Spoken 11-2 (9-5) Raced wide, mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase winner 1f out, unable to quicken and lost 2 places near finish, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Dolphin Rock (9-3) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Monashee Rock (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Close up, chased leader 3f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun beating Yourgolftravel Com (9-1) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
On The Feather 20-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 7l behind Mellifera (9-3) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.