John Gosden has a fair chance of taking both divisions as Cushion will be fancied, though she's become frustrating and has been a beaten favourite on her last four starts. She finished a couple of lengths in front of Society Pearl at Salisbury last time but the latter was returning from an absence and has a fair chance of turning the tables. International Love made a promising start over a mile at Kempton where she was staying on at the finish and though Bantam was well beaten into second at Lingfield the ground was very testing and she's likely to do better. ASTONISHING is bred for middle-distances so it was no surprise she found 7f too sharp on her only start last year. She looks sure to do better and is handed the vote in a tricky maiden.
Astonishing 7-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, green and pushed along on outside 3f out, kept on in closing stages, never involved, 6th of 9, 5l behind Miss Marjurie (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (3) gd in Sep.
Bantam (IRE) 2-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Audacia (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) hvy in May.
Caperina (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 14, 17l behind Elkaayed (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Cushion 3-1fav (8-12) Led 2f, settled 3rd, pushed along not quicken and head high over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 150 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 5l behind Songbird (9-12) at Salisbury 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gs in May.
International Love (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt, mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Mango Diva (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn fll (5) pol in May.
Mystery Drama Hernando filly out of Mystery Lot.
Obaha (USA) Lemon Drop Kid filly out of Tayibah.
Rajaratna (IRE) Galileo filly out of Coup De Genie.
Secret Woman (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 12, 10l behind Close Together (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Silk Route Dubai Destination filly out of Crinolette.
Society Pearl (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, not quicken over 1f out, hung right and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, almost snatched 3rd, 4th of 14, 7l behind Songbird (9-12) at Salisbury 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gs in May.
Tammis Whipper filly out of Tamise.
Youmaysee 33-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, raced freely towards rear, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 29l behind Butterfly Mcqueen (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) hvy in May.