Sir Henry Cecil has aimed CHACHAMAIDEE at this and she can go one better than a year ago when caught close home by Lolly For Dolly. She travelled well throughout on that occasion and looked certain to win when hitting the front and Tom Queally may hang on to her a bit longer this time. Emulous and Nahrain look major threats though both have to carry Group 1 penalties. The former beat a high-class field to land the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown in convincing fashion last September and reappeared with a smooth success over subsequent Listed winner One Spirit at the Curragh. She looks certain to go well while Nahrain, last year's Prix De L'Opera winner and Breeders' Cup Filly And Mare runner-up, should have no problems dropping down in trip and won first time out last season. Sir Mark Prescott never tilts at windmills with his horses so the presence of Epsom Group 3 winner Clinical is greatly respected and she has the beating of Joviality, Barefoot Lady and Lay Time on that run.
Emulous 4-5fav (9-5) Tracked leaders in 5th, headway to challenge and led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Curragh 1m flls Grp 3 (1) gd in May beating One Spirit (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Nahrain 14-5 (8-8) Split 3w, led, gave in, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Perfect Shirl (8-12) at Churchill Downs(USA) 1m 3f flls Grp 1 (1) gd in Nov.
Barefoot Lady (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, chased winner until no extra in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Clinical (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gd.
Beatrice Aurore (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 9, 5l behind Izzi Top (8-12) at York 1m 2f fll Grp 2 stks (1) gd in May.
Captivator 6-1 (8-12) In touch in rear, headway on outer over 2f out, effort and edged right inside final furlong, stayed on one pace, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Izzi Top (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 1f flls Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Chachamaidee (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, not clear run over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on strongly to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 7f flls Group 3 (1) pol in May beating Night Lily (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Clinical 7-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, driven out, won at Epsom Downs 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gd beating Joviality (9-6) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Dysphonia (AUS) 3-10fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, challenged over 4f out, led over 3f out, clear over 1f out, eased final 100 yards, won at Leicester 7f flls cond stks (3) gf in May beating Bezique (8-13) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
I Love Me 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division on outside, headway over 2f out, chasing leaders when short of room and squeezed up over 1f out, ralllied and stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Immortal Verse (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gs in Jun '11.
Joviality 9-2 (9-6) Tracked leading pair on inside, pushed along and one pace when hung left from 2f out, pulled out over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, kept on, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Clinical (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gd.
Law Of The Range 7-1 (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out and soon headed, no extra final furlong and dropped to 4th, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Emulous (9-5) at Curragh 1m flls Grp 3 (1) gd in May.
Lay Time 13-8fav (9-6) Raced wide, held up disputing 4th, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden and weakened inside final 2f, 5th of 8, 7l behind Clinical (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gd.
Rhythm Of Light 12-1 (9-0) 5th of 10, 8l behind Mahbooba (9-0) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Grp 2 flls (1) gd in Feb.