VERUS DELICIA showed enough when second on her debut at Musselburgh to suggest a race of this nature is within her capabilities. Pat Morris' filly didn't look like catching the winner, but will have improved for the experience and is preferred to Lord Ali McJones. The latter has gone backwards since a couple of placed efforts early in the season, while Triggerlo appears to be treading water at present and is likely to find a couple too good again. Stans Deelyte showed a bit more last time, but Picura has shown nothing of late.
Lord Ali Mcjones 3-1fav (9-3) Stumbled start led, ridden and headed entering final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 10l behind Four Richer (9-3) at Southwell 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Jun.
Triggerlo 10-3fav (9-4) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Abercandy (7-10) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo sll hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Picura 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 17l behind Jessie's Spirit (9-0) at Leicester 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jul.
Stans Deelyte 25-1 (7-12) Chased leaders, ridden and effort to chase winner inside final 2f, kept on, no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Amadeus Denton (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Verus Delicia (IRE) 13-2 (8-0) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on well inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind First Fast Now (8-6) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd.