ALICE ROSE was placed on her first two starts but showed marked improvement when runner-up at Doncaster last time on her first run over today's trip. She's just preferred to My Sharona, whose latest second on soft ground over 6f here suggested she too will appreciate the extra furlong. Tidal's Baby has something to find with the latter on latest running and his earlier efforts on a faster surface don't boost confidence, while Red Hot Penny and Cheviot Quest have yet to show any worthwhile form.
Cheviot Quest (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Dwelt, flashed tail and ran green in rear, behind after 3f, eased final 2f, last of 11, well behind Hamble (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jul.
Tidal's Baby 9-2 (8-12) Keen led early, tracked leader, driven over 1f out, edged left and kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Emirates Art (8-11) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Jul.
Red Hot Penny (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 19l behind The New Black (8-4) at Newbury 6f 2yo sll (4) gd in Jul.
Alice Rose (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, switched left and challenged over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Golden Valley (8-4) at Doncaster 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gd in Jul.
My Sharona 9-4 (7-13) Soon led, ridden 2f out, pressed 1f out, headed near finish, 2nd of 4, shd behind Emirates Art (8-11) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Jul.