Having to guess at the likely ground conditions makes a hot renewal even more difficult to call. SEAL OF APPROVAL should have come on for an outing in the Yorkshire Cup and had Talent back in third when landing the Group 1 Fillies' and Mares race at Ascot in October. She also has the beating of Marco Botti's new inmate Charity Line, a Group 1 winner in Italy, on collateral form and is the one to beat if getting some cut. The unbeaten Sultanina is closely matched with Silk Sari on her victory in a Group 3 contest over track and trip in May. John Gosden's other runner Pomology is also unbeaten but hasn't raced since August while there was little between Wall Of Sound and We'll Go Walking when they filled the places in a Listed race at Nottingham recently with Rock Choir back in fifth. This is a much tougher renewal than last year when Moment In Time finished second but Lustrous has a shout on her second in the Ribblesdale at Ascot if the ground rides fast.
Astonishing 11-4fav (9-0) Soon tracking leader, led 3f out, headed over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 6th of 11, 9l behind Sultanina (9-0) at Haydock 1m 4f flls Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Charity Line (IRE) (8-10) won at Capannelle(ITY) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in Oct, 9 ran.
Moment In Time (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Raced wide in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 7l behind Secret Gesture (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jun.
Pomology (USA) 7-2 (8-9) won at Deauville(FR) 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug beating Artiste Divine (8-9) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Rock Choir 12-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, rider dropped whip over 1f out, effort entering final furlong, no impression towards finish, 5th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Secret Gesture (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jun.
Seal Of Approval 10-1 (9-1) Took keen hold tracking leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, pressing leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Gospel Choir (9-0) at York 1m 6f Grp 2 (1) gd in May.
Silk Sari 7-1 (9-0) Held up, pushed along 3f out, ridden and closed from 2f out, ran on well inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Sultanina (9-0) at Haydock 1m 4f flls Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Sultanina 10-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 3f out, close up 2f out, responded well to pressure final 100 yards, ran on well to lead post, won at Haydock 1m 4f flls Grp 3 (1) gs in May beating Freedom's Light (9-0) by shd, 11 ran.
Talent 9-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, headway on outside over 3f out, never reached leaders and beaten well over 1f out, modest 5th over 1f out, 5th of 7, 11l behind Cirrus Des Aigles (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Wall Of Sound 10-1 (9-0) Led 2f, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, led well inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Secret Gesture (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jun.
We'll Go Walking (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Led after 2f, soon steadied pace, ridden over 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Secret Gesture (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jun.
Lustrous 16-1 (9-0) Held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, switched left and ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd last strides, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Bracelet (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.