Saeed Bin Suroor has won both previous runnings of this but Ragsah is out of sorts and the other Godolphin filly ZOOWRAA makes more appeal. She ended last year with victory in a Listed event at Newbury and was thrown in at the deep end on her only outing this season when last in the French 1000 Guineas. Off the track since, she could prove good enough on her comeback and is just preferred to Sure Route. The latter bids for a hat-trick after a couple of handicap victories and should have the measure of recent Musselburgh winner Metropolitain Miss, Musharakaat and Italian import Fugnina.
Avon Lady 7-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed aong and outpaced 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, took 2nd close home, unable to challenge, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Loyalty (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Fugnina 40-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden well over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 10l behind Firebeam (8-11) at Haydock 7f cond Stakes (3) gs in Sep.
Sure Route 7-2 (9-7) Took keen hold early, tracked leaders, squeezed between horses over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep beating Yojimbo (8-9) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Metropolitain Miss (IRE) 4-1fav (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Musselburgh 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Sep beating Neutrafa (8-6) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Musharakaat (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway and hung right inside final final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Askaud (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 1f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jul.
Ragsah (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Dwelt, always in rear, last of 9, 16l behind Dark Promise (9-0) at Newmarket 1m fll lst stks (1) gf in Sep.
Zoowraa 10-1 (8-13) last of 16, 13l behind Golden Lilac (8-13) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gd in May.