David Evans makes life far from straightforward by fielding two of the quartet but PALE ORCHID has the best form on show, although the majority of it was delivered during a stellar all-weather campaign last winter on the Polytrack. She's been contesting competitive contests throughout the turf season without troubling the judge but will surely appreciate this easier assignment. Stable companion Redair, in contrast, has enjoyed a fine time of things this term, albeit at a lower level and this looks to represent a greater challenge. Charming could be a danger to both as she did the job nicely enough on her handicap debut at Folkestone and it's fair to expect further progress after just four runs to date.
Pale Orchid (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Beau Mistral (8-6) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Berberana (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened inside final 2f, last of 9, 19l behind Best Trip (9-0) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Redair (IRE) 3-1fav (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, hung left and led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Jun beating What About You (9-3) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Charming (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, led entering final furlong, driven out, held on well, won at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Dear Maurice (9-9) by nk, 11 ran.