Pearl Nation went nearly two years without a win before scoring at Yarmouth and doesn't look a strong candidate to go in again. Red Paladin also underwent a slide down the weights before he returned to winning ways a Doncaster and is up 6lb for this. Available remains 2lb higher than when scoring here last season but Kingswinford is back on a winning mark. A maiden winner over course and distance, BOLD LASS is the least exposed of these. Beaten only a length back here in May, David Lanigan's filly is worth another chance.
Available (IRE) 11-4fav (9-12) Led, headed over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Guishan (8-10) at Nottingham 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Footstepsintherain (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Raced centre, effort when hung left over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 4l behind Ex Ex (9-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Pearl Nation (USA) 11-8fav (9-6) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, pushed along over 2f out, led inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, narrowly headed 150 yards out, rallied gamely to regain lead final 100 yards, won at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Vallarta (9-4) by nk, 5 ran.
Great Expectations 9-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Can't Change It (8-10) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Red Paladin (IRE) 11-2fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, not clearest of runs and squeezed through over 1f out, led 1f out, kept on well, won at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Sakhalin Star (9-1) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Bold Lass (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden and not quicken well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 5l behind Maria Bella (9-1) at Kempton 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Black Dave (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Steadied leaving stalls, held up, ridden 4f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 12l behind Shahdaroba (9-13) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Kingswinford (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, outpaced over 1f out, no impression, held on for 3rd place close home, 3rd of 4, 10l behind Classic Colori (8-8) at Doncaster 1m clm stks (5) gf.