Minalisa has done well in her career to date, winning at Warwick and Yarmouth, and she certainly warrants respect upped in grade. Decision By One got back to winning ways dropped back to 5f at Ayr last time but the handicapper appears to have caught up with Ivor's Princess while North Star Boy hasn't progressed as would have been hoped this year. Pale Orchid could be interesting after a fair run in a Listed race at Chester but Godolphin make few mistakes with the three-year-olds here and IHTIFAL relished the drop back to this trip at Yarmouth last month. She can do better still and can follow up here.
Ihtifal 10-11fav (8-12) Ponied to start, made all, pushed clear over 1f out, ran on, comfortable, won at Yarmouth 6f mdn flls stks (5) gf in Jul beating Tahlia Ree (8-12) by 5l, 11 ran.
Pale Orchid (IRE) 50-1 (8-5) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Van Ellis (8-10) at Chester 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.
North Star Boy (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, held up in towards rear on outside, headway on outside 2f out, never reached leaders and weakened final furlong, 9th of 18, 10l behind The Confessor (9-6) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Decision By One 1-2fav (9-7) Made most, switched to race against stand side rail after 1f, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul beating One Kool Dude (8-7) by 1l, 5 ran.
Ivor's Princess 17-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, outpaced on outside 4f out, behind final 2f, last of 8, 27l behind Amadeus Wolfe Tone (9-4) at Salisbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Jul.
Minalisa 2-1fav (8-10) In touch, effort 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul beating Peace Seeker (8-10) by hd, 8 ran.
Sheikh The Reins (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Raced centre, tracked leaders, groups merged halfway, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 6l behind Elusive Flame (8-13) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Dishy Guru 40-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and effort 2f out, no impression over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 17l behind Duke Of Firenze (9-2) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.