Roger Varian's 175,000gns Nayef filly BUZKASHI created a good impression when third on her Newmarket debut behind Fallen For You in what looked a decent maiden and can score here over the extra furlong. She looks a certain improver and looks destined for better things. Protect, also by Nayef, represents the Stoute team that has won three of the last ten runnings of this race and her sixth place behind Kunooz at Newmarket, albeit when sent off favourite, reads well enough in the context of this contest. She also shaped well on her debut at the same venue. Amelia May and Maliha can both be expected to come on for recent efforts while all three newcomers catch the eye and should be monitored in the market.
Aliante 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on inside, awkward on bend over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 9th of 10, 13l behind Ittasal (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol in Aug.
Amelia May 17-2 (9-0) Dwelt towards rear, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 9th of 12, 9l behind Semayyel (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Buzkashi (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Fallen For You (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Egretta (IRE) Motivator filly out of Firecrest.
Khione Dalakhani filly out of Sularina.
Maliha (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden 3f out, unable to quicken 2f out, stayed on final 100 yards, 4th of 12, 6l behind Rythmic (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo fll mdn (5) gd in Aug.
My Queenie (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Steadied in rear but in touch, driven and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 6, 1 3/4l behind Regal Realm (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.
Protect 7-2fav (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Kunooz (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (5) gf in Jul.
Samasana (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up in rear, kept on final 2f, never a threat, 5th of 9, 12l behind Grandeur (9-3) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Saytara (IRE) Nayef filly out of Celtic Silhouette.
Tiger Cub 12-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, effort on inside over 3f out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 10l behind Anjaz (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Aug.
Tresabella 80-1 (9-0) Held up, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 31l behind Kunooz (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (5) gf in Jul.