ALIVE ALIVE OH was denied a run in the Ribblesdale at Ascot last week, the race in which Princess Highway made her name last year, but she should make the line-up here and can confirm the good impression she made when easily winning the Salsabil Stakes over this trip at Navan last month. Princess Highway has gone off the boil and is now tried in blinkers but there are other smart fillies among the older horses including the consistent La Collina and last year's Epsom Oaks first and second, Was and Shirocco Star. Ambivalent finished tailed off on her only previous try at this level, however, while Newbury winner Cruck Realta also needs more. Harasiya and Rehn's Nest have a bit to prove now along with Say.
My Ambivalent (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Moment In Time (8-12) at Haydock 1m 4f flls Grp 3 (1) gf.
La Collina (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Waited with, 5th over 3f out, ridden to challenge and lead 1 1/2f out, soon pressed and headed under 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Chigun (9-0) at Curragh 1m flls Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Princess Highway (USA) 8-13fav (10-0) Tracked leader, struggling to get to winner from under 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, dropped to 3rd near finish, 3rd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Euphrasia (9-9) at Naas 1m 2f flls Group 3 stks (1) in May.
Shirocco Star 5-2fav (8-12) Held up, headway to press leaders halfway, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Dank (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 1f flls Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Was (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, on terms over 3f out, headed 1 1/2f out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 6l behind Chigun (9-0) at Curragh 1m flls Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Alive Alive Oh 11-10fav (9-0) Held up behind leaders, travelling well in 4th 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, stayed on strongly and quickened smartly final furlong, impressive, won at Navan 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) in May beating Magical Dream (9-3) by 6l, 7 ran.
Cruck Realta 16-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, headway between horses over 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, stayed on well, won at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gd beating Spicy Dal (8-12) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Harasiya (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 9th halfway and some headway into 5th over 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 15, 11l behind Just The Judge (9-0) at Curragh 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf in May.
Rehn's Nest (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) With leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 15th of 17, 34l behind Sky Lantern (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf.
Say (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Chased leader, moderate 2nd halfway, closed 4f out, ridden to lead 2f out, soon challenged, headed 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Midnight Soprano (9-9) at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks (1) sft.