MAUREEN was one of the eye-catchers of the Newmarket July meeting when just failing to reel in Sendmylovetorose in the Group 2 Cherry Hinton Stakes, having not enjoyed the smoothest of passages prior to her late thrust. She had previously won a modest affair at Newbury on debut with her head in her chest and can gain early compensation for that Newmarket defeat with a Group success of her own. Hoyam beat nothing of note to break her maiden at Windsor last time but her runner-up effort in the Queen Mary Stakes at the Royal meeting marks her down as the main danger to the Hannon filly. She should handle this first attempt at 6f whilst Badr Al Badoor, impressive on her Doncaster debut, and Sandreamer, placed in Listed grade latest, are also of interest.
Badr Al Badoor (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, led approaching 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, won at Doncaster 6f 2yo stks (5) gd in Jun beating Diaminda (9-0) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Hoyam 1-5fav (9-0) Held up in touch, travelling well and rider looking for room when switched right 2f out, switched left over 1f out, quickened smartly to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, won at Windsor 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf beating Dusty Storm (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Jollification (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden and pressed over 1f out, kept on gamely under pressure inside final furlong, just held on near finish, won at Salisbury 5f 2yo stks (4) gd in Jun beating City Girl (9-0) by hd, 6 ran.
Martinas Delight (USA) 25-1 (8-7) Dwelt headway to track leader after 2f, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Maureen (8-8) at Newbury 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (4) gs in Jun.
Maureen (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Dwelt and went right start, held up in rear, not clear run on rail from over 2f out until switched left over 1f out, strong run and switched sharply left again inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, finished fast, unlucky, 2nd of 10, nk behind Sendmylovetorose (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) sft.
Mironica (IRE) 5-1fav (8-12) Raced near side, mid-division, joined far side halfway, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 15th of 27, 9l behind Ceiling Kitty (8-12) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gd in Jun.
Sandreamer (IRE) 2-1fav (8-12) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon hung left under pressure, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind City Image (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gf in Jun.
Strange Magic (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Slow into stride, soon recovered to track leaders, stayed far side and led this pair over 2f out, led overall over 1f out, ran on, won at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs beating Red Cobra (9-3) by 3l, 8 ran.