Casual Smile sets the standard on her close-up second at Newmarket in September where she finished four lengths ahead of Criteria. Cascading is another to consider on her third over a mile here while Dorset Cream is the choice of James Doyle ahead of Martinette, though the latter is partnered by Frankie Dettori and not easily dismissed. Magic Shoes, Inchila and Almashooqa will all improve this year and are worth a second glance in the betting. Willie Haggas has won recent renewals of this with subsequent Listed winner Vow and the Oaks heroine Dancing Rain. APPROACHING STAR is entered in the Oaks and a big run is expected from the newcomer with Ryan Moore on board.
Almashooqa (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, beaten over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Natural Choice (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Approaching Star (FR) New Approach filly out of Madame Arcati.
Cascading 11-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Wylye (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2yo stks (4) hvy in Oct.
Casual Smile 15-8fav (9-0) Close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, ran on but always held by winner, 2nd of 14, nk behind Taghrooda (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo stks (4) gd in Sep.
Criteria (IRE) 2-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Taghrooda (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo stks (4) gd in Sep.
Dorset Cream 4-1 (9-0) Close up, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Madame Chiang (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo stks (5) sft in Oct.
Full Moon Fever (IRE) 8-1 (8-2) In touch in rear, pushed along and slightly outpaced over 3f out, headway when not clear run and hampered over 1f out, carried left and hampered throughout final furlong, eased near finish, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Votary (8-7) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
Inchila 5-4fav (9-0) With leader, ridden to lead briefly over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Hors De Combat (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Lady Day Selkirk filly out of Lady Links.
Magic Shoes (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 7l behind Muteela (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Martinette (USA) 6-4fav (8-6) Keen raced green in touch in rear, ridden 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, hampered close home, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Zanouska (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn fll (5) pol in Mar.
Nancy From Nairobi Sixties Icon filly out of Madame Hoi.
Tinga (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Tracked leading pair, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on same pace and no impression final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Uchenna (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2yo stks (5) gf in Sep.