MASCARENE is from powerful connections and she looks ready to win after another improved effort last time. She wasn't held that far but a subsequent winner and with another future scorer in behind that day the form looks strong. Fascination has a clear chance for Michael Bell after a string of near misses while both John Gosden and Henry Cecil are on form at present so both Scorn and Dolphina need respecting. Mascarene though looks marginally the most progressive.
Bathwick Quest (IRE) 5-2fav (11-2) Led, headed approaching last, no extra when lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 17, 12l behind Dolly Penrose (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Belvidera 66-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, hung left well over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 15, 40l behind Larkrise Star (8-3) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in Jul.
Arakette (IRE) Arakan filly out of Etiquette.
Bedouin Princess (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Tracked leader, steadied back to mid-division 8f out, hampered and pushed wide 4f out, soon ridden, weakened 3f out, 7th of 8, 28l behind Shianda (8-9) at Bath 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gf.
Dolphina (USA) 15-2 (9-1) Mid-division, not clear run 3f out, headway 2f out, no impression over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind Kathleen Frances (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Fascination (IRE) 4-6fav (8-12) Led, headed over 2f out, soon rallied and no extra, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Best Intent (8-12) at Folkestone 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Aug.
Mascarene (USA) 7-4fav (8-13) In touch in rear, headway to chase winner over 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Eastern Paramour (9-9) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo fll stks (5) gd in Jul.
Morning Drive 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along, outpaced over 2f out, beaten soon after, 11th of 14, 11l behind Muwakaba (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol in Sep '09.
Precious Spring (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, beaten over 3f out, 7th of 9, 24l behind Giants Play (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f sks (4) pol.
Regency Girl (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in 5th, pushed along over 2f out, soon outpaced and no impression, 7th of 8, 6l behind Longliner (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Scorn (USA) 11-4 (9-0) Chased leading trio, pushed along 3f out, soon driven along, one pace and no impression in 4th when hung left under pressure over 1f out, weakened to 5th final 110 yards, 5th of 7, 9l behind Perfect Note (9-0) at Bath 1m 3yo fll mdn (5) gd.
Three Bay Leaves 12-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, 7th of 10, 12l behind Al Muthanaa (9-3) at Ripon 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.