SISTER EARTH is unexposed and gets the nod ahead of Corres and Saggiatore. The last named has finished second in both her last two starts and is beginning to look vulnerable to an improving type. Tonight's step up in trip may be a help but there are sufficient doubts about her possessing the absolute will to win. Corres had a legitimate excuse at Yarmouth last week; when seemingly in the process of running a big race, he stumbled badly and had to be eased down as a result. Assuming he has suffered no ill-effects, the mount of Kieren Fallon would not have too much to find to get competitive here. He is rated as the biggest threat to the selection. However, Sister Earth has shown plenty of promise in both starts this season and, as she has proven stamina for the trip, John Gosden's filly would appear to have a very strong chance here - especially if the ground remains ion the fast side.
Calatrava Cape (IRE) 9-4 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway entering final 2f, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, kept on, no chance, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind In The Slips (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 2yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Corres (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Awkward and stumbled leaving stalls and nearly unseated rider, soon led, ridden 3 lengths clear over 4f out, still 2 lengths clear when appeared to hit false ground and stumbled badly 2f out, soon eased and headed, virtually pulled up final furlong, last of 7, well behind Motrice (8-10) at Yarmouth 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Gay Mirage (GER) 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Corr Point (8-4) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Joe Rua (USA) 25-1 (8-3) Led, ridden and headed entering final 2f, weakened 1f out, 6th of 8, 13l behind Atacama Sunrise (8-13) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in Apr.
Knockdolian (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Always in rear, 7th of 8, 10l behind Roxy Flyer (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gd.
Mausin (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Raced in 4th, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 4th of 8, 13l behind Bay Willow (9-3) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Saggiatore 11-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 3f out, switched right approaching final furlong, soon squeezed through, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, not quicken, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Centime (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Sister Earth (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Soon tracked winner, pushed along over 3f out, challenged winner 2f out, soon outpaced by winner, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Bay Willow (9-3) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.