Crystal Capella came right away from her rivals when winning the Princess Of Wales's Stakes on her latest start and looks to be improving with age. But she has been found wanting at this level in the past and that may be the case again today. MIDDAY has won the last two running of this and can make it three on the spin despite being a little below form behind Misty For Me for Sir Henry Cecil in the Pretty Polly at the Curragh last time. It was no surprise that Snow Fairy couldn't match strides with So You Think and Workforce over 1m2f in the Eclipse and she may also struggle for pace against some of these.
Crystal Capella 4-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, led over 2f out, clear and edged right from over 1f out, ran on well, won at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gd beating Redwood (9-2) by 8l, 8 ran.
Field Day (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leader in centre until inside final 3f, stayed chasing leaders until weakened approaching final furlong, 6th of 13, 7l behind Lolly For Dolly (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m fll Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Jun.
Midday 1-3fav (9-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd early straight, ridden over 2f out and soon no impression, no chance with winner from well over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Misty For Me (8-12) at Curragh 1m 2f flls Grp 1 (1) gs in Jun.
Principal Role (USA) 7-4fav (9-5) In rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, driven over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newcastle 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gs in Jun beating Fanditha (9-5) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Snow Fairy (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Held up last, ridden and beaten when edged right over 2f out, 4th of 5, 9l behind So You Think (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd.
Barefoot Lady (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leading trio, pushed along halfway, ridden on outside over 2f out, led briefly over 1f out, stayed on same pace and no impression on winner when lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Immortal Verse (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gs in Jun.
Misty For Me (IRE) 10-3 (8-12) Made all, set a steady pace until quickened entering straight, asserted 2f out, ridden out and in command from over 1f out, kept on well, won at Curragh 1m 2f flls Grp 1 (1) gs in Jun beating Midday (9-10) by 6l, 7 ran.