Miss Noble's best runs so far have been over 6f and she may struggle to keep tabs with a couple of these. Blue Tiger tries 5f for the first time and may also be worth opposing, despite an improved second at Windsor, but Silken Express can only improve for her introduction at Southwell where she was well backed. SAUNTA is making her racecourse debut but, being by Invincible Spirit and out of an Efisio mare, shouldn't be short of pace and could be the value in an interesting little contest.
Blue Tiger 16-1 (9-3) Slowly away, behind, headway towards far side over 2f out, led 2f out, driven over 1f out, headed and outpaced final 130 yards, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Nocturn (9-3) at Windsor 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Miss Noble 12-1 (8-12) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 15l behind Supreme Quest (8-12) at Leicester 5f mdn stks (5) gs in Jul.
Saunta Invincible Spirit filly out of Baize.
Silken Express (IRE) 13-8fav (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along chasing leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind With Compliments (9-3) at Southwell 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Jul.