Aidan O'Brien's Galileo filly, TERRIFIC, improved with each of three juvenile outings and was noted doing her best work late on when a promising third in Listed company at Navan on her reappearance. She looked in need of the run that day and the combination of this longer trip and assured fitness should see her go close in this traditional Oaks trial. Bright Approach is an obvious danger after displaying a stylish turn of foot to mow down rivals on debut in a Newbury maiden. We'll know much more about her after this step-up in grade but it would be dangerous to omit the Gosden filly from calculations. Lady Tyne, very impressive on heavy ground at Newbury last term, and Psychometry, open to plenty of improvement, both look certain improvers at three for their respective high-class yards.
Anipa 6-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, tracking leading pair, went 2nd 7f out, led 2f out, ridden and in command when edged right inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr beating Norse Star (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Bright Approach (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, shaken up and quickened to lead inside final furlong, soon pushed clear, eased close home clear, won at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gs in Apr beating Be My Gal (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Brown Diamond (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) In rear, headway towards stand side rail over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Matalleb (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Full Moon Fever (IRE) 5-2 (8-2) In rear and pushed along early, headway on outside 8f out, led 2f out, clear inside final furlong, eased close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr beating Gallic Destiny (8-7) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Groovejet 5-1 (9-7) Led, hard driven over 2f out, headed over 1f out, rallied closing stages, ran on, 2nd of 7, hd behind Sequined (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Lady Tyne 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, forged clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Newbury 1m 2yo stks (4) hvy in Oct beating Tioga Pass (9-0) by 8l, 12 ran.
Psychometry (FR) 5-4fav (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven clear inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep beating Dancing Sands (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Secret Pursuit (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Broke well and led early, took keen hold tracking leaders on outside, headway travelling well in 2nd over 3f out, closed over 2f out, led inside final 2f, came well clear final furlong, heavily eased final 100 yards, won at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr beating Boogangoo (9-5) by 5l, 13 ran.
Terrific (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden in 7th 3f out, 5th and no impression over 1f out, under pressure and kept on well inside final furlong, just failed to take 2nd, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Dazzling (9-0) at Navan 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) sft in Apr.