Doubts surround a few these including Sonko, who made the most of a lower mark on the all-weather earlier this year but hasn't looked like winning her last two starts despite finishing runner-up. Tioman Pearl finished last at Newmarket having been raised 18lb for an earlier win at Windsor and Church Music is getting no nearer despite slipping down the weights. LADY GIBRALTAR has yet to encounter soft ground but won well enough on the Turf at Lingfield last week and gets the tentative vote to follow up in similar company. Demora could prove best of the rest.
Sonko (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, went 2nd and ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, always held by winner, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Beau Mistral (8-2) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun.
Tioman Pearl 11-2 (9-2) Stumbled and went right start, tracked winner, ridden halfway, held when hampered approaching final furlong, soon weakened, last of 7, 14l behind Annie Beach (9-0) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
Church Music (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Prominent on inside, ridden to chase winner 2f out until inside final furlong, no impression, no extra close home, 4th of 12, 4l behind Silvanus (9-4) at Chester 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Signifer (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) In touch on outside, ridden and no impression over 1f out, 5th of 7, 5l behind Jwala (9-3) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Heartsong (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, last pair, never on terms, last of 7, 10l behind Jwala (9-3) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Lady Gibraltar 14-1 (8-9) Chased leaders centre, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Clear Praise (9-10) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
I'll Be Good 25-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, edged left over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 15, 35l behind Fast Shot (9-9) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Jun.
Tango Sky (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, went far side and led over 2f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, no extra, last of 7, 6l behind Kyleakin Lass (9-3) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Demora 11-8fav (8-13) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Cats Eyes (9-1) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.