Andrew Balding is one of the leading trainers here and has a good strike rate with his three-year-olds. AUTUMN FIRE has already scored over C&D and didn't have much luck in-running when five lengths behind today's rival Lady Percy at Salisbury next time. He meets the winner, well beaten since, on 5lb better terms today and can turn the tables. Our Phylli Vera was further behind and looks held but Swift Act is better than he showed last time and could figure while Nevaeh looked to be improving prior to her run at Newbury.
Swift Act 16-1 (8-10) Steadied start, raced wide in touch, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 12l behind Ivor's Princess (9-0) at Salisbury 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Nevaeh 20-1 (8-4) Ridden in rear 3f out, always behind, never on terms, 9th of 12, 16l behind My Sharona (9-5) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Tweet Lady 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, edged right and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 8l behind Livia's Dream (9-0) at Windsor 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Our Phylli Vera (IRE) 10-3fav (9-7) Chased leaders on rail, led narrowly approaching final 2f, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 9l behind Lady Percy (8-11) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Autumn Fire 9-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, switched right 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Lady Percy (8-11) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Compton Bird 7-2fav (8-9) Took keen hold, soon held up in mid-division, switched right to inside over 2f out, challenged and every chance disputing 2nd 2f out, chased winner, unable to quicken final furlong, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Elegant Flight (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Lady Percy (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 7l behind Archina (8-11) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Saint Irene 9-1 (9-1) Towards rear, switched to outer and headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3l behind Archina (8-11) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Miss Granger 33-1 (8-7) Towards rear, ridden 8f out, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Courtesy Call (9-5) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Aglaja 25-1 (8-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Greyfriarschorista (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Apr.