SHUHRA is tried in blinkers which isn't surprising as she hasn't looked the strongest battler in her last two starts, though it's more than likely that today's longer trip will bring out the best in her. She should recoup losses sustained in what looked a decent Nottingham maiden last month. Zafarana has shown a little ability and didn't appear to enjoy the soft ground at Chepstow when last seen in May. Whether she'll take to this surface is another matter but it shouldn't be a problem for Oneiric nor should the trip as she's been narrowly beaten twice over this distance on very fast ground. She should provide the main threat though Flaming Nora is better than she showed when well beaten on very soft ground at Yarmouth.
Frolic Along (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) 5th of 9, 30l behind Cluain Dara (8-10) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Jul.
Flaming Nora 13-2 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 10th of 12, 28l behind Top Diktat (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) sft in Jul.
Oneiric 7-2fav (8-11) Slight lead until narrowly headed over 3f out, pressed leader, every chance inside final furlong until final 100 yards went 2nd close home, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind On The Feather (9-6) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Passion Play 22-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 12, 16l behind Club Oceanic (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Shuhra (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden and hung left, kept on under pressure, not quite able to challenge, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Jiwen (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f mdn fll stks (5) gf in Jul.
Zafarana 12-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway on outside over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, took well held 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 14, 7l behind The Bells O Peover (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.