On these terms ENTREAT looks the one they all have to beat after she finally confirmed her promise in a maiden last time and Sir Michael Stoute's filly is the one we side with in the last ahead of Critical Path and African Cheetah. Eight lengths was the margin of the victory that finally got the selection off the mark in a weak heat at Folkestone. If the penny has finally dropped with this filly there's no reason she shouldn't follow up. Critical Path is potentially well treated on her first start in these ranks and confirmed her wellbeing with a comfortable success in a maiden last time so needs to be respected. African Cheetah easily dumped his maiden tag last time and while he makes the shortlist here it is a bit of a concern he's not been seen since that run in May - although the stable can ready one at home.
Uncle Fred 5-1fav (9-7) Prominent, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 15, 11l behind My Gacho (9-5) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
McConnell (USA) 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 11l behind Bomber Command (9-7) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Lyceana 7-1 (9-10) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 4f out, shaken up and wandered 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 7l behind Jawaab (9-8) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Entreat 7-4fav (8-12) Made all, clear over 2f out, pushed out, won at Folkestone 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Aug beating Truly Asia (9-3) by 8l, 5 ran.
Hanoverian Baron 25-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, in rear, never dangerous, 11th of 14, 13l behind Luscivious (9-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Jul.
Critical Path (IRE) 2-1fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, edged left and led entering final furlong, ran on, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gf in Jul beating Kinetix (8-13) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Shooting Party (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, effort on wide outside over 2f out, no real progress, 9th of 12, 6l behind Musleh (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Absinthe (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ran on final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, nk behind Foxtrot Charlie (8-8) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
African Cheetah 11-8 (8-11) In touch, headway to lead over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Newcastle 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gs in May beating Taarab (8-11) by 6l, 8 ran.
Kargan (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Keen early, in touch in mid-division, smooth headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden out, won at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs beating Magroom (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.