A tricky affair to end proceedings as Alta Lilea posted her best effort so far to score at Newmarket last week but has a penalty to carry in this. She'd finished well behind Naru at Musselburgh earlier and the latter was well beaten at Ascot last month. Chesterfield ran well on his return from nearly a year off the track when third at Newmarket, though his pedigree gives mixed signals as regards his stamina over this longer trip. PREMIUM looks a safer bet to last home as she wasn't beaten that far in the Cheshire Oaks despite not threatening Banoffee and can end the day with a winner for Frankie Dettori.
Alta Lilea (IRE) 15-2 (8-5) Keen early made all, clear over 1f out, wandered around final furlong, unchallenged, won at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun beating Pompeia (8-0) by 4l, 6 ran.
Premium 6-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, not clear run over 1f out, swiched left to inside entering final furlong, stayed on but no threat to leaders, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Banoffee (8-12) at Chester 1m 3f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in May.
Naru (IRE) 66-1 (9-1) Close up, led over 5f out, headed 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 15, well behind Leading Light (9-4) at Royal Ascot 2m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Chesterfield (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, driven to chase winner entering final furlong until near finish, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Maputo (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Lady Pimpernel 15-8fav (8-13) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on towards finish, never a factor, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Royal Signaller (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Musikhani 16-1 (8-8) Led, headed narrowly over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 7l behind Lyric Ballad (8-2) at Salisbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Bursledon (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Soon prominent, hung left on bend and reminders 5f out, effort and hung left over 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, no impression when dropped to 4th towards finish, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Couloir Extreme (9-8) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.