The newcomers Ekhraaj and Kahraba are both worth noting, especially the latter as she's a half-sister to a Ribblesdale winner, but the safest option could be to stick with WHISPERED. She failed by the narrowest of margins to catch Jiwen, who has since won again, at Nottingham last time and looks capable of opening her account here. Sohar showed some improvement at Newmarket last month, but both Deck Walk and Cardrona took a step backwards on their latest starts. Kalamkas could prove a bigger threat as she looked one-paced over a mile on her debut and will relish today's longer trip.
Cardrona 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, outpaced by leaders from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 8l behind Anatolian (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Counterparty 18-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 13, 9l behind Dumbarton (9-3) at Windsor 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Deck Walk (USA) 8-13fav (8-11) Prominent, tracked leader over 7f out, pushed along over 2f out, hung left well over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 6l behind Chatterer (8-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun.
Ekhraaj (USA) El Prado filly out of Mostaqeleh.
Kahraba (USA) Unbridled's Song filly out of Thunder Kitten.
Kalamkas (USA) 3-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Dumbarton (9-3) at Windsor 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Silent Ninja 66-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 8l behind Royal Peculiar (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Sohar 66-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 5l behind Eagles Peak (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Whispered 10-3 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, not much room inside final furlong, ran on, just failed, 2nd of 11, ns behind Jiwen (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f mdn fll stks (5) gf in Jul.