AL FAREEJ never looked like taking a hand in the finish of the Queen Mary at Ascot but there was nothing wrong with her first two runs at Windsor and Ripon when just touched off. This looks a good opportunity for James Tate's filly, though Candlelight did well to get within a length-and-a-quarter of Magic Florence on the Polytrack here last month having blown the start. Renaissant finished ahead of Candlelight on debut but found little when push came to shove at Sandown last time.
Al Fareej (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) In touch near side, pushed along halfway, soon outpaced, 14th of 21, 11l behind Anthem Alexander (9-0) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Candlelight (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden when headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Magic Florence (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Medicean Bliss (IRE) Medicean filly out of So Blissful.
Noble Cause 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, never a factor, 5th of 6, 14l behind Magic Florence (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Renaissant 7-2 (9-0) Led after 1f, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Profitable (9-5) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Rubheira Arkadian Hero filly out of Devon Ruby.
The Wispe 33-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, effort well over 1f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 5, 4l behind Profitable (9-5) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.