Dutch Rose was unbeaten in four starts on the track, including this a year ago, before beaten last month. The assessor has dropped her a couple of pounds and given her a chance of a repeat. The handicapper raised BRAGGING (NAP) 10lb after her demolition job over a strong field at Newmarket and was by no means harsh. Sir Michael Stoute's filly was having just her fourth start and even a mark of 97 shouldn't prevent another victory. The Gold Cheongsam, who finished runner-up in that latter race, is entitled to get closer but unlikely to turn the tables. Irish raider Sparkle Factor was narrowly beaten in a Listed contest last time so could prove a threat while Enraptured is just the type of progressive filly John Gosden does so well with at this time of the year and she'll be better for last month's reappearance after a long break.
Dutch Rose (IRE) 3-1fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, soon ridden, one pace over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Alejandro (9-4) at York 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
The Gold Cheongsam (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Took keen hold tracking leaders on outside, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 4l behind J Wonder (8-13) at Goodwood 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.
Royal Rascal 12-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 7l behind Alejandro (9-4) at York 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Bragging (USA) 5-1 (8-10) In touch, headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 7f fll hcp (2) gf in Jul beating The Gold Cheongsam (10-0) by 4l, 11 ran.
Askaud (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Led, driven over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 5l behind Morache Music (9-12) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Wedding Ring 7-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, late headway to go 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Bragging (8-10) at Newmarket 7f fll hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Dutch Courage 8-1 (9-0) Raced freely tracking leaders, effort over 1f out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 7l behind Evita Peron (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo lst fll (1) sft in Jun.
Dusky Queen (IRE) 11-4 (9-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Etaab (9-3) at Doncaster 7f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Jul.
Sparkle Factor (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, progress in 3rd 3f out, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead over 1 1/2f out, kept on under pressure, headed final 100 yards, no extra and dropped to 5th close home, 5th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Palace (9-0) at Killarney 1m fll lst stks (1) gd in Jul.
Azagal (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind Laffan (9-11) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Misplaced Fortune 3-1fav (9-9) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon every chance, weakened and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind My Name Is Rio (9-6) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jul.
Ticking Katie (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders stands' side, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no impression with winner, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Outback Traveller (9-6) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) fm.
Lady Frances 14-1 (8-10) Raced centre in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 7l behind Eastern Impact (9-2) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Nakuti (IRE) 16-1 (8-2) Raced wide off the pace towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Safety Check (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Meeting Waters 2-1 (9-5) Tracked winner, took keen hold, ridden to challenge 2f out, edged right and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 4, hd behind Lady Frances (9-3) at Brighton 7f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Enraptured (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Took keen hold early, tracked leading trio, pushed along and went 2nd over 2f out, no chance with winner, ridden and edging left when weakened and lost two places inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Kosika (9-5) at Newbury 1m fll hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Jamesbo's Girl 2-1fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, led narrowly 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Hamilton 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd beating Alexandrakollontai (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Artistic Charm 12-1 (8-9) Dwelt in touch in rear, headway when not clear run entering final furlong, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Athenian (9-9) at Newmarket 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Little Shambles 22-1 (8-5) With leader, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 15l behind Top of The Glas (7-9) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp (2) gs.
Belletriste (FR) (8-8) won at Le Lion D'angers(FR) 6f 3yo stk sft beating Majraa (8-12) by hd, 7 ran.