Sir Henry Cecil won this last year and the stable's Chigun has to be respected in what is a bit of a soft Group 1. She landed a Group 3 at the Curragh in May but hasn't done quite so well at a higher level subsequently. Caponata hasn't had much racing for her age and has her first start at this level She was behind Say when they occupied the places behind Dank at the Curragh in July and Aidan O'Brien's filly should have her measure again. Ballydoyle are also represented by Just Pretending, a regular at this level though like Magical Dream, over longer trips. If the promised rain arrives and the going is on the easy side, KENHOPE will take some beating though she's also run well on faster ground as she did behind Sky Lantern in the Coronation Stakes. She is probably still progressing and looks just the type for this.
Caponata (USA) 9-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along and headway between horses to go 2nd 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Maputo (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
Chigun 8-1 (9-2) 9th of 12, 4l behind Elusive Kate (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 1m Grp 1 sft in Jul.
Fiesolana (IRE) 9-4 (9-10) Tracked leaders, challenged between horses from 2f out, led under pressure inside final furlong and stayed on well, won at Tipperary 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Aug beating Sea Siren (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
La Collina (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders and ridden in 4th entering straight, soon no extra, weakened, 6th of 7, 23l behind Scintillula (8-11) at Leopardstown 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Lily's Angel (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, 5th on outer 2f out, 3rd 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Fiesolana (9-11) at Fairyhouse 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Jul.
One Spirit (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 4l behind Say (9-0) at Curragh 1m 1f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.
Just Pretending (USA) 20-1 (8-11) Led after about 1f, jockey nearly took wrong course over 6f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 5l behind Winsili (8-11) at Goodwood 1m 2f flls Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.
Kenhope (FR) 11-1 (8-8) 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Elusive Kate (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 1m Grp 1 sft in Jul.
Magical Dream (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden and one pace inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 6l behind Winsili (8-11) at Goodwood 1m 2f flls Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.
Say (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 5th, ridden and headway from 2f out, led under 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Curragh 1m 1f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf beating Aloof (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Scintillula (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Led set strong pace and soon clear, reduced lead over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened to 4th approaching final furlong, 4th of 7, 11l behind The Fugue (9-7) at York 1m 4f flls Grp 1 (1) gf in Aug.
Wannabe Better (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, closed under pressure in 3rd from 2f out, 2nd and challenged 1f out, led and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Killarney 1m Listed stks (1) gd in Aug beating Captain Joy (9-9) by 2l, 10 ran.