Midnight Flower beat Links Drive lady and Tassel at Newmarket three runs ago but races off a 13lb higher mark today and has been beaten twice since, albeit in better company. She also got the better of NARDIN at Newmarket in June but Ed Dunlop's filly is now 14lb better off and will surely turn the tables. The latter continues to run well and deserves a change of luck and this could be her chance dropped a pound since another solid effort at Newmarket two weeks ago. Badr Al Badoor has come good on the Polytrack this summer and could figure if translating that form back to Turf as she was quite highly regarded as a juvenile but the others have their work cut out to feature.
Midnight Flower (IRE) 4-1fav (8-8) Raced stand side in rear, ridden and stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Can You Conga (7-11) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
La Fortunata 11-4 (7-11) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 6l behind Justineo (8-9) at Newmarket 5f cond Stakes (3) gf in Jul.
Links Drive Lady 9-1 (9-2) Towards rear centre group, pushed along over 1f out, never dangerous, 21st of 24, 15l behind Seeking Magic (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Badr Al Badoor (IRE) 2-1 (9-7) Mounted on walkway, held up last, switched left 2f out, closing on outside when pushed left over 1f out, quickened to lead final 100 yards, won going away, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Rio's Pearl (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Tassel 12-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along and headway halfway, ridden and no impression when edged right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 9l behind Annunciation (9-13) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Nardin 6-1 (8-12) Raced far, side held up, ridden and headway entering final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 13, 3l behind Elusive Flame (9-6) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Dancheur (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 12, 5l behind Head Space (9-11) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Strictly Silca 7-2 (9-4) Chased leaders on rail, driven over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3l behind Jubilant Queen (8-9) at Windsor 6f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf.