SUNBALA looks to have a good opportunity to open her account. She was still beaten five lengths when runner-up at Goodwood last time but this looks less competitive. Ikhtisas makes more appeal than stablemate National Poet on last year's second at Salisbury but Gamble was well beaten despite finishing third on her reappearance at Redcar. Perfect Spell gets a 7lb claimer on board to help his cause but Bushel is preferred after a debut third at Chester. Cosmic Curious could be a newcomer to note, especially if attracting any support in the betting.
Mickelson (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Went right start and slowly into stride, held up in rear, rapid headway on outside over 5f out to press leader, ridden over 3f out, hung right and weakened over 2f out, last of 9, well behind Fulgora (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Blues Buddy 100-1 (9-1) In touch and in rear, weakened over 3f out, soon tailed off, last of 5, 39l behind Hekaayaat (8-12) at Chepstow 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Scala Santa Kentucky Dynamite filly out of Maid In England.
Achtung 20-1 (8-13) Always in last trio, struggling over 3f out, eased when well beaten over 1f out, tailed off, 9th of 11, 35l behind Astonishing (8-8) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Bushel (USA) 9-4 (9-1) Tracked leading pair, ran green on 1st turn and pushed along, pushed along over 4f out, went 2nd over 2f out until inside final 2f, stayed on same pace in 3rd after, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Ducab (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f mdn stks (4) gs in Jun.
Cosmic Curious (GER) Rock Of Gibraltar colt out of Cosmic Fire.
Ikhtisas (USA) 5-2fav (9-3) Keen tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, keeping on same pace when bumped approaching final furlong, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 11l behind Mujazif (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
National Poet (IRE) 15-8fav (9-3) Dwelt, towards rear, chased leaders in 3rd after 2f, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 10, 17l behind Master Ming (9-3) at Thirsk 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Aug.
Perfect Spell 9-1 (8-10) Keen in touch in rear, pushed along over 4f out, outpaced 3f out, last of 4, 11l behind Madame Vestris (8-5) at Leicester 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Gamble 7-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden when hung left from over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Paris Rose (8-9) at Redcar 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Happy Families 150-1 (9-0) Soon chasing leader, pushed along and losing place when not much room over 2f out, soon hung left and weakened, 10th of 13, 20l behind Rosaceous (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gf in Jun.
Sunbula (USA) 4-1 (8-7) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Rock Choir (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 1f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.