Mata Hari Blue came unstuck off today's mark at Goodwood last time having won over C&D before that and DELIRA is preferred. She scored at Warwick before going close at Bath last month and should cope with a 3lb rise as she's still improving. Song Of Parkes beat a subsequent winner at Redcar recently though faces stiffer competition here, but Witchry and Brave Dream scored on their penultimate starts and aren't out of this. Gracie's Game could prove best of the remainder.
Mata Hari Blue 2-1fav (9-8) Close up om outer, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Sermons Mount (9-6) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Delira (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway halfway, effort over 1f out, soon chasinfkept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Dreams Of Glory (8-2) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Sairaam (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Mid-division and raced alone on stands' side rail, effort and edged left towards others over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 22l behind Ted's Brother (9-1) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Song Of Parkes 5-1 (9-7) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul beating Sea Salt (8-13) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Witchry 8-1 (8-5) In rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, not reach leaders, 6th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Time Medicean (8-2) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Watch Chain (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, going well, edged right and challenged over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Ted's Brother (9-1) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Brave Dream 5-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, chased winner approaching final 2f until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 15l behind Lady Paris (9-5) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Gertmegalush (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) In touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 13l behind Song Of Parkes (9-7) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Gracie's Games 12-1 (8-13) Dwelt, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Kings 'n Dreams (9-11) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Belinsky (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind Kings 'n Dreams (9-11) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
He's A Humbug (IRE) 7-2 (9-9) Held up, headway to chase leaders halfway, weakened 1f out, 6th of 10, 15l behind Rainy Night (9-3) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Il Battista 5-1 (9-7) Slowly away, outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on well, never on terms, 4th of 6, 6l behind Swendab (9-7) at Doncaster 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Mount Hollow 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 8l behind Kings 'n Dreams (9-11) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.