John Gosden's stable is bidding for a hat-trick in this Group 1 and are doubly represented this year. William Buick has chosen Sultanina, even though the four-year-old lost her unbeaten record last time in the Lancashire Oaks. Stablemate Eastern Belle won a Listed contest at Newbury in June but appears to have a bit to find with some of these including fellow three-year-olds Lustrous and Amazing Maria. Ed Dunlop had reservations about the latter's stamina in the Oaks and his fears were justified but she won twice here as a juvenile and is well regarded. Venus De Milo has been second on three occasions at the highest level and deserves a win so must be respected while Mango Diva bounced back to form at the Curragh last month. But the one to beat may be Alain De Royer-Dupre's NARNIYN if she can reproduce her best form on this quicker surface. She pulled too hard and didn't get home over 1m4f at Saint-Cloud last time and is worth another chance.
Mango Diva 9-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 2nd over 1f out, under pressure and kept on inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Curragh 1m 1f Grp 2 flls (1) gf in Jul beating Lahinch Classics (9-0) by shd, 7 ran.
Narniyn (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) 4th of 7, 2l behind Spiritjim (9-2) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 4f Grp 1 gs in Jun.
Sultanina 9-2 (9-5) Tracked clear leader, closed over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Pomology (9-5) at Haydock 1m 4f Grp 2 flls (1) gs in Jul.
Venus de Milo (IRE) 7-2 (9-10) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to lead 3f out, ridden and strongly pressed 1 1/2f out, headed 1f out, kept on same pace in 2nd final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Thistle Bird (9-10) at Curragh 1m 2f flls Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Amazing Maria (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, pushed along and struggling over 3f eased when no chance over 2f out, tailed off, last of 17, 36l behind Taghrooda (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Eastern Belle 9-4fav (9-0) Led 1f, tracked leader, pushed along 3f out, led over 1f out, held on, won at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jun beating Pelerin (9-0) by nk, 9 ran.
Lustrous 20-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden on outer in 8th 3f out, no impression from 2f out, 7th of 10, 8l behind Bracelet (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Jul.