TOP FROCK asserted herself inside the final furlong over a shorter trip at Lingfield last time and today's extra distance should suit. Clive Cox's filly gets the nod ahead of Zaahya, another likely improver stepping up in trip. Ironically went close over 1m4f at Windsor last month and should go well again although both Secret Era and Raving Monsun will need to step up on their latest efforts to figure. C&D winner Dazzling Valentine is back on a winning mark and looks best of the rest.
Dazzling Valentine 9-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Uncle Brit (8-9) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Top Frock (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Welsh Nayber (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Secret Era 11-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4f out, lost place when not much room inside final 2f, no impression in 4th from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 7l behind Attraction Ticket (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Ironically (IRE) 7-2 (8-9) Held up towards rear, ridden and som headway over 2f out, plugged on, never on terms, 5th of 10, 11l behind Astra Hall (7-12) at Lingfield 1m 3f fll hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Zaahya (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Raced in 3rd throughout, one pace final 2f, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Cape Joy (8-12) at Folkestone 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf.
Raving Monsun 16-1 (8-9) Slowly away in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 5th of 12, 6l behind Fleur De La Vie (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Panettone (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 33l behind Three Bards (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Gabrial's Lexi (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Not much room soon after start, behind, pushed along over 4f out, soon outpaced, kept on from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 13l behind Up Ten Down Two (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jul.