This looks less competitive than the first division. RHAGORI failed to land the odds when dropped back to 6f last time, but her debut third over today's trip behind Firdaws is working out well. Ralph Beckett's filly looks the pick as she is less exposed than Miss Astragal, who has claims on her best form. Aiaam Al Wafa and Brief Chat have a bit of catching up to do if they're to get involved but newcomer Miss Blakeney has three winning relatives and is one to keep an eye on.
Aiaam Al Wafa (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and not much room over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Afnoon (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (5) gd.
Al Wajba (USA) 12-1 (8-12) Dwelt in rear, outpaced halfway, never on terms, 5th of 7, 10l behind Campanology (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Brief Chat (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded entering final furlong, 6th of 13, 8l behind Operettist (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (5) gd.
Miss Astragal (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Chil The Kite (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Aug.
Miss Blakeney Commodore Blake filly out of unknown dam.
Rhagori 4-5fav (8-12) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Taffe (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Saucy Cat (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 9l behind Ahzeemah (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Song Of Joy (IRE) 80-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 9, 34l behind Russelliana (9-0) at Leicester 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Street Angel (IRE) 22-1 (8-1) Taken to post early, raced wide held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and edged left 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 7, 1 1/4l behind Red Tyke (8-6) at Ayr 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep.
Sugar Loaf 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened soon after, 6th of 7, 19l behind Gray Pearl (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo stks (4) gd in Aug.