KISSED, a 900,000gns daughter of Galileo, is closely related to Derby winner Pour Moi and made a nice debut when beating today's rival Violet Lashes here in October. There should be much more to come this campaign and like Cleofila is engaged in all the big fillies' events. Jim Bolger's daughter of Teofilo also looked a really good prospect when landing a maiden at the Curragh in August and is just the type her trainer does so well with. Aaraas has the advantage of a recent run at the Curragh where she wasn't beaten far behind Chrysanthemum in a Group 3 and she'll ensure the two unbeaten fillies get a proper test.
Aaraas 14-1 (8-9) Waited with towards rear, kept on same pace under pressure without threatening from 2f out, 6th of 11, 6l behind Chrysanthemum (9-11) at Curragh 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) in Mar.
Cleofila (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Unseated rider and ran loose before start, towards rear, headway from halfway to dispute 2f out, kept on well under pressure to lead close home, won at Curragh 7f 2yo fll gd in Aug beating Coral Wave (9-0) by hd, 7 ran.
Kissed (IRE) 6-4fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, travelled well into straight, challenged under 2f out, pushed out to lead just inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Navan 1m 2yo fll mdn sft in Oct beating Violet Lashes (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 17 ran.
Pale Mimosa (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden in 2nd over 2f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 4l behind Alla Speranza (9-0) at Cork 1m 2yo mdn sft in Oct.
Sophies Echo (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, driven along early straight, no impression over 1f out and kept on one pace, 7th of 8, 6l behind Piri Wango (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3yo hcp pol.
Violet Lashes (USA) 10-3fav (9-0) Soon led, joined over 2f out, soon headed, no extra and kept on same pace from 1f out, 4th of 20, 6l behind Strada Colorato (9-5) at Naas 1m 3yo mdn aut gd.