Today's likely going is a concern for some of these and that includes the German filly Nymphea, a Group 1 winner on good ground in July. Belle de Crecy beat Hot Snap at the Curragh last month and is another who may prefer a faster surface, but TALENT has posted her best efforts with some cut in the ground. One of those was when landing the Oaks at Epsom with subsequent Park Hill winner The Lark back in third and she also ran a terrific race when runner-up in the St Leger last month. Ralph Beckett's filly gets the nod ahead of the French raider Dalkala. The latter is not the most consistent, but high-class on her day, as she proved when landing the Prix de l'Opera last time. Waila and Seal Of Approval are both progressive but untested at this level and Igugu may prove a bigger threat as she's unexposed over today's distance.
Belle de Crecy (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Chased leader, clear of the remainder, led before straight, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 2 flls (1) gd in Sep beating Hot Snap (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Dalkala (USA) 8-1 (9-2) won at Longchamp(FR) 1m 2f flls Grp 1 (1) sft beating Tasaday (8-11) by shd, 9 ran.
Igugu (AUS) 5-1 (9-0) Raced far side, tracked leaders, led over 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, headed closing stages, no extra, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Zurigha (8-10) at Newmarket 1m fll lst stks (1) gf in Sep.
Nymphea (IRE) 5-4fav (9-6) Third of 11 behind Lost In The Moment beaten 1 1/4l on her latest outing in the Group 2 Bosphorus Cup at Veliefendi over 1m 4f (good to firm) last month.
Seal Of Approval 2-1 (9-4) Held up in mid-division, pushed along 4f out, headway over 2f out, ridden and staying on in 4th when clipped heels and fell inside final 2f, in a race won by The Lark (8-6) at Doncaster 1m 7f Grp 2 flls (1) gs in Sep, 9 ran.
Hot Snap 5-4fav (9-0) Soon raced in moderate 3rd, niggled along in moderate 4th approaching 4f out, pushed along into straight, soon 3rd again and no impression, kept on without troubling winner final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Belle de Crecy (9-7) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 2 flls (1) gd in Sep.
Talent 9-1 (8-11) In rear, headway over 2f out to track leaders, effort when short of room over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, no threat to winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Leading Light (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 7f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gs in Sep.
The Lark 15-8fav (8-6) Held up in last trio, smooth headway on outside over 2f out, went 3rd going well 2f out, tracked leader on bit over 1f out, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, not extended, won at Doncaster 1m 7f Grp 2 flls (1) gs in Sep beating Phiz (8-6) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Waila 5-4fav (8-6) Keen tracked leader, ridden and no impression over 2f out until led over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Newmarket 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jul beating Gertrude Versed (8-4) by 10l, 7 ran.