Last year's Oaks heroine Talent hasn't won subsequently but she showed her liking for the trip with an excellent run behind Leading Light in the St Leger. MISSUNITED also finished behind that winner in this season's Gold Cup where she led for most of the way over that 2m4f trip. She'd earlier landed a Leopardstown Listed contest over this distance so will be very difficult to beat. As we've seen over the past year or so, German-trained horses are very much on the rise and the Group 1 winner Nymphea is greatly respected as she's only had two runs this season and will be fit for action. Waila hasn't quite looked up to this class so far but there could be more to come over this trip.
Baroness Daniela (8-13) won at Hamburg(GER) 2m Listed stks (1) gd, 9 ran.
Beacon Lady 33-1 (8-11) Steadied start, took keen hold towards rear, never involved, 15th of 18, 13l behind Arab Spring (9-10) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Missunited (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Led, strongly pressed from 2f out, stayed on gamely, headed approaching final furlong, 2nd until final 100 yards, rallied close home, almost regained 2nd, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Leading Light (9-0) at Royal Ascot 2m 4f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Nymphea (IRE) (9-2) 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Siljan's Saga (8-9) at Saint-cloud(FR) 1m 2f Grp 2 (1) gs in May.
Talent 7-1 (9-5) Dwelt towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Pomology (9-5) at Haydock 1m 4f Grp 2 flls (1) gs.
Waila 6-4fav (9-9) Took keen hold in close 3rd, driven over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon edged right, headed inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Continuum (9-6) at York 1m 6f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf.
Arabian Comet (IRE) 9-4fav (8-10) Steadied start, held up in rear, switched right and headway over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, led entering final furlong, stayed on well, won at Ascot 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Kikonga (9-13) by 1l, 6 ran.
Groovejet 66-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd near finish, never a threat, 3rd of 14, 14l behind Noble Protector (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gf.
Honor Bound 25-1 (8-12) Rider removed hood late and slowly away, soon recovered to track leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 8l behind Hartnell (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 5f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf.
Stella Bellissima (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Slowly away, in rear, headway on outside over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Newbury 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd beating Gwafa (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.