PAVLOSK remains potentially very useful despite her defeat in the Coronation Stakes where she probably found the ground too quick and Group 1 company too hot. She had earlier landed a maiden and a Listed race on soft ground and today's conditions should enable her to get back on the winning trail. Shuruq is well regarded by Godolphin and landed a Group 3 at Meydan in February so she's definitely on the short-list while Nargys is much better than she showed at Sandown last time having finished a close fourth to today's rival Annecdote at Ascot when conceding 12lb. Winning Express looks the main threat however as she followed her excellent fourth in the 1000 Guineas with a Listed success at Warwick where there looked more to come.
Instance 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 9, 5l behind Producer (9-3) at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jun.
Ladyship 7-2 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Chester 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jul beating Rivas Rhapsody (8-11) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Shuruq (USA) 7-1 (8-5) 7th of 12, 9l behind Lines of Battle (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Group 2 sks (1) in Mar.
Agent Allison 66-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 13th of 17, 20l behind Sky Lantern (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Annecdote 5-1 (8-11) In touch, under pressure over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Zibelina (8-7) at Ascot 1m fll lst stks (1) gd in Jul.
How's Life 12-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms with leaders, 5th of 8, 3l behind Winning Express (9-2) at Warwick 7f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jun.
Indignant 7-2fav (9-1) Led, headed halfway, led again over 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jul beating Tantshi (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Nargys (IRE) 2-1fav (8-12) Held up in 5th, headway on outside when hampered over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 10l behind Integral (8-12) at Sandown 1m 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jul