Touch The Clouds will find this tougher than the seller he won at Leicester recently while Kirtling Belle has gone backwards since making a promising debut at Redcar. Stoney Quine has also failed to build on an earlier second at Hamilton albeit in better company than this and RESIST is also dropped in class. Tobias Coles' filly never threatened the winner Zalzilah when third on her handicap debut at Bath but the latter has subsequently won again so the form looks solid enough. She gets the vote with the remaining pair looking likely to struggle.
Stoney Quine (IRE) 6-1 (8-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Diamond Lady (9-0) at Catterick 6f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Kirtling Belle 8-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, last of 9, 11l behind Classical Diva (8-2) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.
Resist 5-1 (8-5) Chased winner after 1f, effort 2f out, well held over 1f out, one pace and lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Zalzilah (9-7) at Bath 5f 2yo hcp (5) fm in Jul.
Touch The Clouds 7-4 (8-11) Tracked leader, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, pushed out, readily, won at Leicester 5f 2yo sll (6) gf in Jul beating Autumn Tide (8-6) by 1l, 6 ran.
Barleycorn 10-1 (8-11) Led, headed 2f out, gradually weakened, 5th of 11, 7l behind Lady Captain (8-8) at Ripon 6f 2yo sll (6) gf in Jul.
Countess Lupus (IRE) 200-1 (8-6) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 10th of 11, 20l behind Mr Matthews (8-9) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.