SAND VIXEN is selected ahead of Full Mandate whilst there's little to choose between Jira and Jeanie Johnston on their Newmarket running. There's plenty of collateral form on offer with the selection having finished a long way behind Karl Burke's runner at Haydock and Roodle and Full Mandate having proved no match for Swan Wings at Salisbury so there is the imponderable question about how much each has improved. Swan Wings looked very good at Salisbury but ran no race at Newmarket which is a good enough reason to strike her from the list and that reasoning also sees Lady Desert depart whilst Deal and High Spice don't look good enough. Jeanie Johnston may well have beaten Jira if she had kept a straight line and a flatter track may enable her to steer a better course but she did enjoy the run of the race from the front whereas Jira missed the break so there's no guarantee that she'll reverse the form. Full Mandate won very easily at Newbury in a race that hasn't been tested although the second is held in some regard. This Lowther entry must be feared with the yard continuing to carry all before them. Roodle also has a Lowther entry as well as one in the Cheveley Park and shouldn't be underestimated having won a competitive little novice stakes at Chepstow. She still looked in need of the experience there so could improve further but it's worth noting that Richard Hannon has a good line on her form. Sand Vixen has a brace of Group 1 entries which looked far from realistic on debut but she proved her worth with a solid performance at Kempton where she scored comfortably. This is a big step up and she may need further in time but Sand Vixen looks capable of running a big race.
Deal (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Soon pushed along in rear, driven halfway, headway over 1f out, chased leading pair final 1f, kept on, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Duplicity (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo lst stk (1) sft.
Full Mandate (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Soon crossed over to lead on stands side rail, shaken up over 1f out, came clear final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Newbury 6f 2yo stks (4) gf beating Deloria (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
High Spice (USA) 8-11fav (9-3) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, not quicken, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Breathless Kiss (8-6) at Doncaster 5f 2yo nov fll (4) gs.
Jeanie Johnston (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Hung left throughout, led, ridden 2f out, driven inside final furlong, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, nk behind Jira (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo lst fll (1) gd in Jun.
Jira 15-2 (8-12) Dwelt, in rear, wide and headway over 1f out, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo lst fll (1) gd in Jun beating Jeanie Johnston (8-12) by nk, 10 ran.
Lady Of The Desert (USA) 11-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, chased winner 2f out to inside final furlong, weakened rapidly final 100 yards, 6th of 13, 11l behind Jealous Again (8-12) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Roodle 13-2 (8-7) Missed break, tracked leaders, switched left to outer 2f out, ridden 1f out, led inside final furlong, edged right towards finish, ran on, won at Chepstow 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gd beating Virginia Hall (8-11) by nk, 5 ran.
Sand Vixen 11-4fav (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear on inside, headway over 2f out, shaken up to lead over 1f out, soon quickened clear, won at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll stks (5) pol beating Miss Lesley (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Swan Wings 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 11l behind Misheer (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gd.