WIND FIRE looks the one to beat in this. David Brown's filly finished an admirable third to No Nay Never when up against colts in the Norfolk Stakes at Ascot and today's extra furlong should suit. A couple of recent winners were placed at Newmarket's July meeting on their previous outing so Queen Catrine comes into the reckoning having beaten Fig Roll and Princess Noor when third at Headquarters earlier this month. The Irish filly Chroussa may be good enough to get involved having suffered narrow-margin defeats in both starts to date while maiden winners Along Again, Mahlah and Wee Jean are likely to improve further but will need to if they're to trouble the selection.
Along Again (IRE) 10-11fav (9-0) Chased leader, ridden to lead 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, driven out, won at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol beating Much Promise (9-0) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Chroussa (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Attempted to make all, strongly pressed final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Tapestry (9-0) at Curragh 6f 2yo fll mdn gf.
Fig Roll 6-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Lucky Kristale (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf.
Lady Lara (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Hot Coffee (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gf.
Love In The Desert 14-1 (8-12) Always prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Fig Roll (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd in Jun.
Mahlah (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, soon led, made rest, ridden and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Doncaster 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in Jun beating Musicora (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Princess Noor (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 8, 5l behind Lucky Kristale (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf.
Queen Catrine (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Lucky Kristale (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf.
Wee Jean 10-1 (9-0) Close up, every chance over 1f out, led over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, comfortable, won at Chepstow 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf beating Tobougg Happy (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Wind Fire (USA) 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway halfway, switched right well over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards and closed on 2nd, no impression on winner, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind No Nay Never (9-1) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.