Fourth in last year's 1000 Guineas at Newmarket, Winning Express went very close at this level later in the year. She has the beating of both Annecdote and Pavlosk on last season's form and may well figure on her seasonal debut. The German filly Emerald Star ran well in a Group 3 at Cologne last month and is not easily overlooked but Alan De Royer-Dupre won this back in 2008 and DALAYNA has leading claims in this year's renewal. Placed in Listed company, a recent outing at Maisons-Laffitte will have blown any cobwebs away and she gets the nod. Broadway Duchess is preferred to stablemate Indignant and Veiled Intrigue has more scope than Melody Of Love.
Annecdote 9-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Nargys (8-10) at Doncaster 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gs in Sep.
Broadway Duchess (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) In touch, effort over 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 3rd post, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Zurigha (9-3) at Kempton 1m fll lst stks (1) pol in Apr.
Dalayna (FR) (8-8) 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Calvin Williams (9-2) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 1m 1f Listed stks (1) gs in Apr.
Indignant 5-1fav (8-11) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakening when hung left over 1f out, 9th of 12, 7l behind Forgive (9-0) at Lingfield 1m flls lst stks (1) pol in Oct.
Melody Of Love 33-1 (9-6) Dwelt, always in rear, last of 14, 27l behind Hasopop (9-7) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May '13.
Pavlosk (USA) 9-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 13l behind Eton Forever (9-3) at Leicester 7f Listed stks (1) gd in Apr.
Senafe 33-1 (9-0) Set steady pace, quickened pace 2f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, faded towards finish, 5th of 7, 3l behind Zurigha (9-3) at Kempton 1m fll lst stks (1) pol in Apr.
Valais Girl 25-1 (8-11) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 12, 8l behind Forgive (9-0) at Lingfield 1m flls lst stks (1) pol in Oct.
Winning Express (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) In touch, headway over 1f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Mince (8-13) at Newmarket 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in Oct.
Emerald Star (8-11) 2nd of 15, 3l behind Princess Bavaroise (9-2) at Baden-Baden(GER) 6f 2yo stk gd in Aug.
Veiled Intrigue 6-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, lost place well over 1f out, 6th of 9, 6l behind Aqlaam Vision (8-12) at Newbury 7f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) hvy in Oct.