PISTE can land the finale at the main expense of Crimea and Simola. The selection ran well when last seen out when she chased home Silky Way at Goodwood. The blinkers seemed to have a positive impact that day but they are left off here. Nonetheless, she looks to have been found a good opportunity to shed her maiden tag here and she should go close. This is only a weak event though so it would not be a surprise to see either Crimea or Simola get involved at the finish. These newcomers are worth noting in the market, especially as they are from yards in form and are both well drawn. Lucky Dan has ability but he has had plenty of chances, a comment that would also apply to Africa's Star. We will therefore stick with Piste to finally get her head in front.
Barley Bree (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) In touch, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 15, 9l behind Strawberry Moon (8-12) at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Sep.
Aegean King 11-1 (8-9) Behind, ridden halfway and kept on final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind La Zamora (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Alis Aquilae (IRE) 80-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Devil You Know (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf in May.
Cheyenne Red (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Started slowly and towards rear, brought wide and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 14, 8l behind Sioux Rising (8-12) at Pontefract 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Crimea (IRE) Kheleyf colt out of Russian Countess.
Lucky Dan (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Prominent, led 5f out until over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 5l behind Princess Zohra (8-4) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Raffanetti (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 6th of 8, 20l behind Reject (9-2) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Africa's Star (IRE) 18-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden and effort over 1f out, one pace when carried left and not much room entering final furlong, no extra, 8th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Minturno (8-9) at Redcar 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Choree (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, lost place over 2f out, soon ridden and onepace, 4th of 7, 8l behind Winged Harriet (8-10) at Catterick 6f fll mdn auc stks (6) gd in May.
Piste 3-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, edged left 1f out, soon challenged, held near finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Silky Way (8-13) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Rossett Rose (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Dispol Grand (9-1) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Simola Bold Edge filly out of Amused.