ALMASHOOQA is impossible to oppose. A runner-up on her last three starts in better company, she's 15lb clear of her nearest rival Potent Embrace and will likely start long odds-on to open her account. The latter is, in turn, well clear of the modest Haidees Reflection on official figures while Mistiroc showed little on his debut at Doncaster.
Haidees Reflection 33-1 (8-13) Chased leader until halfway, chased leaders, pushed laong 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 7th of 10, 11l behind Ewell Place (9-13) at Ayr 1m app hcp (6) gs.
Mistiroc 66-1 (9-5) Close up, outpaced 3f out, 5th of 7, 16l behind Pleasant Valley (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf.
Almashooqa (USA) 5-1 (8-12) Held up in last trio, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and stayed on into 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Tearless (9-13) at Salisbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Potent Embrace (USA) 8-1 (8-9) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Dual Mac (8-13) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.