Astra Hall is giving weight and a couple of years to her four rivals but was second to Sunday's Listed winner Silk Sari at Doncaster in May off today's mark and is a previous course and distance winner. Reesha has been narrowly beaten in her last two starts though is still climbing the weights, but Swan Lakes must have a decent chance after a fair third at Ascot. BY JUPITER appeared suited by the step up to 1m4f at Lingfield last time. She'll have to settle better on this much softer surface but Cam Hardie's claim is a big plus so she gets a tentative vote, though neither Micras nor Artistic Muse can be ruled out.
Astra Hall 9-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, tracked leader 3f, chased leading pair, disputing close 2nd over 1f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Quest For More (9-10) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Reesha Evensfav (8-13) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, shd behind Hidden Gold (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Swan Lakes (IRE) 11-4 (8-1) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Arabian Comet (8-10) at Ascot 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Micras 12-1 (9-6) Led, pushed along over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Innocent Touch (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
By Jupiter 3-1 (9-1) Took keen hold and held up in last pair, pushed along on outside 3f out, headway on wide outside over 1f out, stayed on under pressure into 3rd inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Bella Varenna (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Jul.
Artistic Muse (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Held up behind, pushed along over 3f out, good headway on outer over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, soon hung left, not quicken, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Tower Power (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.