HOUSE OF FRILLS is the suggestion with Duchess Dora and Secret Millionaire others to the fore of our thoughts. It would be no great surprise to see Licence To Till attract support or to see him improve on the form that he has shown in maidens whilst Heslington showed enough at the start of the season to believe that he could go well on his return. Six Wives and Vilnius have been running pretty well but so has Duchess Dora. She's been handed a 7lb rise for her ready success at Sandown but she looks to be progressing well and should be in the mix again. Secret Millionaire disappointed on his second start but he got worked up at the start that day and is better judged on his other two runs. He looks to have been allotted a fair mark and makes plenty of appeal. However, we're going to take a chance with David Barron's filly who turned over a gamble in a Redcar seller on debut. She was bought in and put away until reappearing in a fairly competitive novice stakes at the start of July where she ran creditably. She's had another break since then which could be a cause for slight concern but House Of Frills looks capable of holding her own at this level and should go well from her high draw.
Duchess Dora (IRE) 9-4fav (8-13) Tracked leading pair, led 1f out, in command final furlong, ran on well, won at Sandown 5f 2yo hcp (4) gf beating Bush Master (8-7) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Monalini (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Always behind, 19th of 20, 22l behind Midnight Martini (8-6) at York 6f 2yo aut (2) gf.
Secret Millionaire (IRE) 10-3 (8-10) Made all, driven and stayed on well final furlong, won at Chepstow 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf beating Pose (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Gertmegalush (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) In rear and early reminders, never a factor, last of 7, 5l behind Skylla (9-7) at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (2) gd.
Licence To Till (USA) 6-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, outpaced by winner final furlong, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Our Jonathan (9-3) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Heslington 15-2 (8-9) Close up, ridden halfway, driven to challenge and every chance approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Jack My Boy (8-11) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Apr.
Six Wives 9-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Six Diamonds (8-7) at Lingfield 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
House Of Frills 22-1 (8-7) Chased winner, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Bould Mover (9-2) at Beverley 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Jul.
Social Grace 16-1 (9-3) Led 1f, remained prominent, led again over 2f out, soon edged right, headed approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 5l behind Iron Velvet (9-0) at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf.
Gentle Beat (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 6l behind Jehu (9-7) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp (5) sft in Jul.
Mr Smithson (IRE) 9-2 (8-4) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 5th of 8, 11l behind Royal Holiday (8-9) at Southwell 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (4) fbs.
Oondiri (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 7l behind Pintura (8-10) at Redcar 6f 2yo hcp (3) gf.
Vilnius 9-2 (8-3) In rear, ridden halfway, kept on inside final furlong, not troubled leaders, 4th of 6, 4l behind Duchess Dora (8-13) at Sandown 5f 2yo hcp (4) gf.