Crimson Queen won easily at Newbury but a 6lb penalty could make life a lot tougher in this higher grade contest. Cats Eyes and Sulis Minerva have been knocking on the door while Phoenix Clubs rarely runs a bad race and Cincinnati Kit has won three of her last four, though she's another with a bit to prove in this grade. MINALISA tackles 5f for the first time but has being showing plenty of speed over an extra furlong and is quite lightly-raced. Last week's Warwick winner may be capable of defying her penalty with Dreaming Of Rubies and Mey Blossom best of the rest.
Minalisa 11-4fav (9-11) Made all, clear over 1f out, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Warwick 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun beating Picture Dealer (10-0) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Cats Eyes 5-1 (9-9) With winner 1f, soon switched right, chased winner, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Dorback (9-5) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Sunny Side Up (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 9th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Above Standard (9-3) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Dreaming Of Rubies 20-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort on outside over 1f out, stayed on to press winner towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 9, hd behind Black Annis Bower (8-10) at Beverley 5f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf in Jun.
Sulis Minerva (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Raced stand side in rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 13, nk behind Rusty Rocket (9-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Phoenix Clubs (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Not much room start, mid-division, driven over 2f out, outpaced when edged left 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, not reach front pair, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Ypres (9-4) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Crimson Queen 14-1 (9-7) Made most, ridden and quickened 2 lengths clear 2f out, forged clear final furlong, unchallenged, won at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Ryan Style (9-11) by 4l, 10 ran.
Passionada 11-2 (9-0) Went left start, mid-division, driven 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Black Annis Bower (8-10) at Beverley 5f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gf in Jun.
Cincinnati Kit 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Leicester 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun beating Indian Tinker (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Mey Blossom 8-1 (8-5) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 9l behind Haajes (9-6) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.