Pearl War is the top rated on official figures and with a comeback run at Windsor under her belt, she should finish closer here. Gladsome is getting progressively closer beaten just over a length at Ayr last month and should be thereabouts but a chance is taken on LEGAL BOND. Placed in all three starts over shorter trips, he's given the impression today's longer trip would suit and gets a chance to prove it here. Nant Saeson and Alice Rose are more exposed but Diamond Belle may do better on her reappearance.
Decadence 40-1 (9-0) Led until over 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 14, 19l behind Celtic Step (9-0) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.
Gladsome 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on, went 3rd well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Sir Fredlot (9-3) at Ayr 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Legal Bond 7-4fav (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Henry Bee (9-3) at Beverley 5f mdn stks (5) sft in Jul.
Nant Saeson (IRE) 5-2fav (8-12) Went right start, mid-division, ridden on outside over 2f out, headway over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Aciano (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Jul.
Well Bank (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 16l behind Lord Franklin (8-4) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jul.
Alice Rose (IRE) 11-4 (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, ridden and flashed tail over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4l behind Darling Grace (8-10) at Yarmouth 1m fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Diamond Belle 5-1 (8-12) Raced centre with leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 17, 9l behind Fillionaire (8-12) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Oct.
Endless Applause 12-1 (8-6) Raced stand side, awkward start, always behind, 11th of 15, 10l behind Trust Fund Babe (8-7) at Ripon 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Pearl War (USA) 9-2 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 7l behind Keene Dancer (8-10) at Windsor 1m mdn flls stks (5) gf in Jul.
Tahnee Mara (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 8l behind Only Ten Per Cent (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Jul.