The sales price of INTENT rocketed from the amount that she realised as a yearling and with a similar contest at Windsor sidestepped we will trust Michael Bell's judgment regarding the validity of this opportunity. Catching the eye on debut at Pontefract with a staying on fourth, it was surprising to see her sent off at a starting price of 15/8 at Wolverhampton, though the manner of her success was anything but. Lady Loch has taken time to come to hand and while highly regarded by connections in the past, it is only now that she is beginning to show her ability on the track. Sakhee's Pearl confirmed that she can handle Turf as well as Polytrack with a solid second at Goodwood while Miss Ellany has been consistent in races of this nature in the past and would be far from inconvenienced by any of the rain that is forecast to hit the area.
Cheers For Thea (IRE) 22-1 (9-12) Dwelt towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 8, 6l behind Dance Company (9-8) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (4) pol.
Sakhee's Pearl 33-1 (8-4) Close up in 5th, headway on inside to 2nd 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no chance with very easy winner, 2nd of 14, 4l behind Landaman (9-9) at Goodwood 1m 1f app hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Intent 15-8fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ran on, comfortable, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol beating Christingle (8-12) by 4l, 11 ran.
Lady Loch 9-1 (8-2) Held up towards rear, headway far side under pressure 2f out, stayed on pressing for places last strides, no chance with winner, 4th of 11, 2l behind Chil The Kite (9-1) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Miss Ellany (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Alkadi (8-12) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
First Class Favour (IRE) 10-3 (9-12) Led, ridden 3f out, edged left over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 4l behind Social Rhythm (9-6) at Ayr 1m fll hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Sangar 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, challenged over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed last 50 yards, no extra and lost 2nd place near finish, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Double Cee (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Raheeba 4-1fav (9-10) Mid-division on inner, stumbled slightly over 4f out, soon lost place, ridden and some headway over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 15, 17l behind Sweetnessandlight (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Anya 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 28l behind Play Street (8-0) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul.