Aidan O'Brien has claimed this race a couple of times in recent years and Magical Dream makes a quick reappearance having won a Group 3 at the Curragh last Sunday. Compatriot My Special J'S was below par on that occasion but had beaten the Ballydoyle filly when landing a Group 2 race before that. Bill Muir has a nice filly in Purr Along who found only Certify too good in the May Hill last time but is an unknown in soft ground. Agent Allison handled the testing ground in the Albany at Ascot back in June when runner-up to the ill-fated Newfangled but today's longer trip is the worry for her and PEACE BURG is fancied to come up trumps for the home team. Jacques Heloury's unbeaten filly has recent verdicts over Alterite, Flotilla and Meri Shika and won a Group 3 over a mile in soft ground at Chantilly last month. Stablemates Topaze Blanche and Silasol are untried at this level but worth a second glance in the betting.
Flotilla (FR) (8-9) Held up in rear, switched wide straight, ran on well, nearest finish, 5th of 9, 3l behind Peace Burg (8-9) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 2yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Sep.
Purr Along 12-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway on outer over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 7, hd behind Certify (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.
Peace Burg (FR) (8-9) Prominent, short of room over 1f out, squeezed up rail final furlong, got up near line, won at Chantilly(FR) 1m 2yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Sep beating Single (8-9) by hd, 9 ran.
Alterite (FR) (8-12) won at Craon(FR) 1m 2yo lst stk (1) gs in Sep beating Oasis Cannes (9-2) by 4l, 7 ran.
Meri Shika (FR) (8-9) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, one pace after, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Peace Burg (8-9) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 2yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Sep.
Agent Allison 6-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, switched left over 2f out, good headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong went 2nd final stride, no chance with impressive winner, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Newfangled (8-12) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) sft in Jun.
Topaze Blanche (IRE) (8-12) won at Saint-cloud(FR) 1m 2yo stk gs in Sep, 7 ran.
Magical Dream (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Tracked leader in 2nd, led under 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Curragh 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) in Sep beating Rawaaq (9-0) by 2l, 7 ran.
Silasol (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) won at Longchamp(FR) 1m 2yo mdn gd in Sep beating Zardaka (8-10) by nk, 6 ran.
My Special J's (USA) 9-2 (9-0) Prominent, 4th halfway, weakened from over 2f out, eased final furlong, last of 13, 20l behind Sky Lantern (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) in Sep.