There have been a few upsets in this fillies' Group 3 down the years and Melody Of Love was the first winner in five years to start at single-figure odds when successful 12 months ago. Tim Easterby usually aims one at this and Azagal is interesting on the back of an excellent run behind Morning Post at Doncaster, though David Wachman's Remember You may start favourite on the back of her second to hot favourite Great White Eagle in a Group 3 at the Curragh. VALONIA looked a smart filly when quickening clear in a maiden at Goodwood at the end of July. Coral Mist and Valen finished third and fifth respectively and both have scored since while fourth Autumn Sunrise, sixth Kanz and seventh Aqlaam Vision are other winners to have come out of the race. She has untapped potential and can improve past a few of these. Mecca's Angel was second in a York Listed race last month and Blockade has improved of late but both have more on their plate here.
Azagal (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Took keen hold in mid-division near side, headway to lead over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased winner after, stayed on well to hold 2nd, 2nd of 21, 1/2l behind Morning Post (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (2) gs.
Blockade (IRE) 5-2 (8-12) Tracked leader until pushed along over 3f out, tracked leaders, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, ridden out, won at Chester 6f 2yo fll stks (2) gd in Aug beating Lilbourne Lass (9-1) by 2l, 5 ran.
City Zen (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Soon behind, outpaced over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to take 3rd well inside final furlong, just failed for 2nd, no impression with winner, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Hot Streak (9-0) at York 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) sft in Aug.
Coral Mist 11-10fav (9-0) Always prominent, ridden and edged left from 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gs beating Merletta (9-0) by 3l, 7 ran.
Hoku (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) In touch, one pace final furlong, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Supplicant (9-2) at Ripon 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Aug.
Lady Chantilly (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 7l behind Wind Fire (8-12) at Newbury 5f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd in Aug.
Mecca's Angel (IRE) 2-1fav (8-9) Raced keenly, with leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Hot Streak (9-0) at York 5f Listed stks 2yo (1) sft in Aug.
Remember You (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, disputing 2nd over 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong, 2nd inside final furlong, not trouble winner, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Great White Eagle (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gf.
Sandra's Diamond (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out, faltered over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Royal Banker (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Simple Magic (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Led, over 1 length clear 2f out, headed just inside final furlong, no extra, kept on to hold 3rd, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Brown Sugar (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1) pol.
Umneyati 5-4fav (9-7) Bumped start, held up, smooth headway on outside to 2nd well over 1f out, led 1f out, pushed clear, comfortably, won at Warwick 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Stellarta (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.
Valen (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leading pair, ridden 2f out, lost 3rd approaching final furlong, staying on same pace and held when hampered on rail 100 yards out, 6th of 7, 9l behind Amazing Maria (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
Valonia 3-1 (9-0) With leader until led over 1f out, soon hung right, ridden and ran on, won at Goodwood 6f 2yo stks (2) gs in Jul beating Stars Above Me (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Veiled Intrigue 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Goodwood 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) gd in Aug beating Alquimia (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Ventura Mist 7-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Supplicant (9-2) at Ripon 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Aug.