Plenty of runners in the Listed even, but it's difficult to see past PRINCIPAL ROLE. She's already won three times at this level this season and had Bea Remembered behind when landing the odds at Newmarket last month. The nearest to Sir Henry Cecil's filly on official ratings are Ceilidh House and Mirror Lake, with the former preferred as she won over C&D last season. Famusa is hard to assess on her first run for Marco Botti though she's a multiple winner in Italy but Captivator and Off Chance have place claims. The remainder, however, have it all to do on today's terms.
Principal Role (USA) 4-6fav (9-5) Taken to post early, close up, switched right 2f out, led on bit over 1f out, shaken up when pressed entering final furlong, readily, won at Newmarket 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gf in Oct beating Poplin (8-11) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
All Annalena (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Dhaular Dhar (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Amethyst Dawn (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, chased winner, no impression inside final furlong, lost 2 places close home, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Iron Step (9-2) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Oct.
Bea Remembered 16-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, not trouble leading pair, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Principal Role (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gf in Oct.
Bolivia (GER) 14-1 (9-2) Taken to post early, headway to lead after 2f, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 9l behind Charleston Lady (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 5f flls lst stks (1) pol in Oct.
Captivator 16-1 (9-2) Keen in rear, headway on inside from 3f out, chased leading pair when hampered 2f out, soon switched right, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Principal Role (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gd in Sep.
Ceilidh House 13-2 (8-11) Held up in touch, ridden and effort over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 21l behind French Navy (8-7) at Goodwood 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gs in Sep.
Famusa (8-7) 2nd of 10, 2l behind Superstition (8-10) at San Siro(ITY) 1m 3f fll lst stks (1) in Jun.
Mirror Lake 9-1 (8-9) In touch, effort over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Hunter's Light (8-8) at Goodwood 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in Sep.
Off Chance 11-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden when pace quickened 3f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Dark Promise (9-0) at Newmarket 1m fll lst stks (1) gf in Sep.
Satwa Pearl 5-2fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, idled, ran on, won at Ffos Las 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep beating Miss Aix (9-5) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Silver Grey (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Held up and always towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 12, 9l behind Discoteca (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Starkat 8-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 4th of 8, 6l behind Minsky Mine (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
The Only Key 5-1 (9-10) Chased leading trio, went 3rd over 3f out, chased leader over 1f out, never quite able to challenge, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Sour Mash (9-7) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Always The Lady 16-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Jiwen (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Askaud (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on strongly inside final furlong, led post, won at Haydock 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gs in Sep beating Kenyan Cat (8-11) by shd, 15 ran.
Lucky Legs (IRE) 17-2 (9-1) Held up off the pace in last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, pushed along to lead 1f out, ridden and in control inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct beating Tasfeya (9-0) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Musharakaat (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Avon Lady (8-12) at Leicester 1m flls cond stks (3) gd in Oct.
Rougette 16-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 16th of 17, 23l behind Shesastar (8-7) at York 7f fll hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Tameen 7-4fav (8-12) In touch, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 47l behind Samsons Son (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Sep.