A lowly, but competitive opener, with marginal preference being for NIGHT AFFAIR, ahead of Rocket Rob and Amosite. It's one of those races though that whoever wins wouldn't come as a surprise. Night Affair is the least exposed of these, with this just her fourth run. A winner on debut over six furlongs, we're taking on trust she'll hand the surface having previously raced exclusively on the Polytrack. Narrowly beaten last time out in a similar contest, for which she's only been raised a pound, she's got further improvement to come, and looks capable of emulating a number of close relatives who've been decent sprinters. Rocket Rob has a few pounds in hand, and drops down in trip and grade after finding top weight status too much last time out, but he knows how to win at this level. Amosite is one from 15 and that was back in April. Most recently she was third here in a better race; expect her to be at the vanguard from the off and try and blast away her rivals. Leadenhall Lass has ability, as shown when winning on debut, but has disappointed of late, so first time headgear may bring an improvement. We'll side with current form though, and from an in-form stable, we'll support Night Affair.
Night Affair 5-1 (9-6) With winner, challenged 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Spring Green (9-7) at Kempton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Francis Walsingham (IRE) 17-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, switched left over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2l behind Medicean Man (9-3) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Jul.
Mamlakati (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, behind final 2f, 13th of 14, 9l behind Tagula Night (9-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Rocket Rob (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Held up in last place, ridden 2f out, kept on, never paced to challenge, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Fyelehk (8-0) at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Amosite 16-1 (9-0) Led, pushed along and headed 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Golden Destiny (9-7) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Leadenhall Lass (IRE) 11-4fav (9-1) Pressed leader, edging left when every chance and pushed left just over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Rocket Rob (9-1) at Epsom Downs 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Edith's Boy (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Slowly away, held up in rear, short of room over 2f out, ridden and edged right approaching final furlong, never dangerous, 4th of 7, 7l behind Trip Switch (8-12) at Lingfield 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.