The second fillies' classic of the season can go to RUMOUSH, although in Aviate, Sajjhaa, Ceilidh House and Timepiece she faces stiff competition. Marcus Tregoning's filly won her sole start as a juvenile before returning with an impressive display in the Feilden Stakes at Newmarket. That performance marked her out as one to consider in the 1000 Guineas but she was undone by the draw that day and had to settle for seventh behind Special Duty. The form of that contest has been franked by the subsequent success of the winner and this daughter of Rahy shaped as though she'd improve for stepping up in trip, a notion supported by her pedigree as she's from the family of Derby winner Nashwan. With ground conditions expected to pose no problem she gets the vote in an open renewal. Aviate is likely to start favourite for the contest having won the Musidora at York last time, in the process advertising a telling turn of foot. This unbeaten daughter of Dansili must be respected, hailing as she does from the yard of Henry Cecil, but there remain slight concerns as to her ability to see out the distance and she's reluctantly opposed with that in mind. Sajjhaa only made her debut in late May but the manner of her success at Sandown cannot be underestimated. That was over 1m2f but she's bred to appreciate this step up in trip and her trainer sent out Hala Bek to take an unlucky fourth in the Derby won by Sir Percy having only had the one start prior to it. With that in mind she simply has to be respected, although if the ground continues to dry out her chance would likely diminish. Ralph Beckett sent out Look Here to win this race in 2008 and in Ceilidh House he has another contender. She was ultimately well held at Lingfield last time but that race was run at a break-neck gallop and she can prove better than the bare form in time, but she'll do well to reverse form with Timepiece who finished second that day. The last named cannot be underestimated having worked well with Derby fancy Bullet Train in the run up to this race; she spent the winter as favourite and it'd be no surprise were she to bounce back from that surprise defeat and further enhance Henry Cecil's record in the race. Anything saddled by Aiden O'Brien has to be respected and with Johnny Murtagh preferring Remember When she's likely to attract a fair amount of support. That said, this daughter of Danehill Dancer hasn't yet won a race and despite the fact she's related to Arc winner Dylan Thomas she can be opposed here. Stablemates Awe Inspiring and Cabaret are also taken on, with Akdarena making more appeal for each-way backers. Jim Bolger knows what he has when he has it and his filly has progressed rapidly this term. She appears to appreciate the likely conditions and can't be ruled out, especially if the first-time visor brings about further improvement. Gertrude Bell is in the right hands to progress and won well at Chester but she's got more improving to do to take this, with Rumoush taken to land the Investec Oaks.
Akdarena 7-2 (8-9) Made all, sent clear from 3f out, stayed on strongly, very easily, won at Naas 1m 2f flls Group 3 stks gd in May beating Indiana Gal (9-9) by 7l, 9 ran.
Aviate 11-4 (8-12) Held up in touch, headway when not clear run inside final 2f and 1f out, soon ridden, switched inside and ran on well inside final furlong to lead post, won at York 1m 2f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in May beating Gold Bubbles (8-12) by hd, 8 ran.
Awe Inspiring (IRE) 9-10fav (9-0) Made all, went clear from 1 1/2f out, eased inside final furlong, easily, won at Cork 1m 2f 3yo fll mdn gf in Apr beating Be My Storm (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Bikini Babe (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Led ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace and no impression when not much room inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4l behind Aviate (8-12) at York 1m 2f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in May.
Cabaret (IRE) 2-1fav (8-12) Tracked winner, ridden and lost place over 2f out, soon outpaced, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 6l behind Aviate (8-12) at York 1m 2f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in May.
Ceilidh House 4-1 (8-12) Dwelt, soon prominent, chased leader over 4f out, driven to lead over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, rallied approaching final furlong, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Dyna Waltz (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in May.
Champagnelifestyle 11-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, driven 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on and every chance inside final furlong, held near finish, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Gertrude Bell (8-12) at Chester 1m 3f 3yo lst fll (1) gd in May.
Gertrude Bell 5-2fav (8-12) Tracked leader, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, held on well under pressure final furlong, won at Chester 1m 3f 3yo lst fll (1) gd in May beating Acquainted (8-12) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Marie De Medici (USA) 7-2 (8-12) Made all, set steady pace, quickened pace 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gs in May beating Red Fantasy (8-12) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Meeznah (USA) 6-5fav (9-0) Led 1f, tracked leader after, led 3f out, soon in command, ridden clear final furlong, comfortable, won at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo mdn fll stks (4) gf in May beating Radio Wave (9-0) by 9l, 4 ran.
Remember When (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 12th halfway, headway to chase leaders under 3f out, 4th under pressure over 1f out, ran on final final furlong without reaching leaders, 4th of 19, 1/2l behind Bethrah (9-0) at Curragh 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf in May.
Rumoush (USA) 7-1 (9-0) Raced centre, in touch, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, kept on, no chance with stand side, 7th of 17, 7l behind Jacqueline Quest (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gs in May.
Sajjhaa 5-4fav (8-7) Slowly into stride, headway to be in touch after 2f, led over 1f out, shaken up and soon quickened clear, impressive, won at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in May beating Saggiatore (8-7) by 7l, 13 ran.
Snow Fairy (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Stumbled badly leaving stalls, held up last, travelling strongly on inside when switched sharply left inside final 3f, quickened to challenge 2f out, led 1f out, soon ridden clear, stayed on strongly, won at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gd in May beating Pipette (9-0) by 3l, 8 ran.
Timepiece 4-7fav (9-1) Held up in touch, progress to chase leaders over 4f out, led over 2f out, hung left, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Dyna Waltz (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in May.