EVENING RAIN is the only one yet to be alloted an official rating but she looks to have the best piece of recent form. Saeed Bin Suroor's filly went close in a Newbury maiden a fortnight ago and any further progress should see her in the mix. Blue Aegean also represents Godolphin but has gone backwards since winning at Nottingham while both London Life and Spirit Of Xian are others struggling to find their best form. Enlace went close at Newmarket only to disappoint when odds-on last time and Margot Bay will need a big improvement on her maiden win at Leicester.
Blue Aegean 7-2fav (9-0) Held up and behind, pushed along 3f out, not clear run and switched right to near side inside final 2f, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, some late progress, 6th of 9, 7l behind Bronze Maquette (9-0) at Newbury 5f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) sft.
Enlace 10-11fav (9-2) Chased leader until ridden over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 11l behind Prize Exhibit (8-13) at Nottingham 6f 2yo nov stk (4) gd.
London Life (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) 9th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Souvenir Delondres (8-10) at Deauville(FR) 5f 2yo lst stk (1) sft.
Spirit Of Xian (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, pushed along halfway, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 9l behind Bronze Maquette (9-0) at Newbury 5f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) sft.
Evening Rain (USA) 4-1 (9-0) Sweating and on toes, chased winner until over 1f out and soon slightly outpaced, ridden and stayed on final 100 yards, went 2nd final 50 yards, not pace to reach winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Vesnina (9-0) at Newbury 6f mdn (4) gs.
Marigot Bay 2-7fav (8-2) Close up and keen, led over 3f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, kept on well, won at Leicester 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gd beating Little (8-7) by 3l, 4 ran.