Richard Hannon has a powerful crop of three-year-olds this year and runs both City Image and Maureen in this. The former was behind Melbourne Memories on her latest start at Newmarket in November, however, while the latter had a rear view of ROSDHU QUEEN in the Cheveley Park along with The Gold Cheongsam. Willie Haggas' star filly is stepping into unknown territory over this extra furlong but connections will probably feel they have nothing to lose ahead of a possible tilt at the 1000 Guineas and she can extend her unbeaten record. Agent Allison was second in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot last year and far from disgraced in the Prix Marcel Boussac at Longchamp in the autumn when she may have needed the run. She'll expose any stamina limitations in her rivals and is preferred to Desert Image of the others.
Agent Allison 11-2 (8-11) 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Silasol (8-11) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gs in Oct.
Califante 9-2 (8-12) Held up, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 9, 8l behind Waterway Run (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
City Image (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Raced far side close up, ridden 2f out, edged left and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Melbourne Memories (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.
Desert Image 15-8fav (8-12) Led, ridden and hung right over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Pure Excellence (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2yo fll Listed stks (1) sft in Nov.
Maureen (IRE) 2-1fav (8-12) Raced centre close up, short lived effort when not much room over 1f out, 9th of 11, 4l behind Rosdhu Queen (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep.
Melbourne Memories 9-1 (8-12) Raced far side tracked leader, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) sft in Nov beating Effie B (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.
Mystical Sapphire 9-4 (9-7) Dwelt, held up in close 4th, ridden on outside over 1f out, not clear run and swiched right inside final furlong, stayed on to 3rd final 75 yards, kept on, 3rd of 5, 1l behind Melvin The Grate (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Rosdhu Queen (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Dwelt raced far side, made most, ridden 2f out, pressed inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep beating Winning Express (8-12) by 1l, 11 ran.
The Gold Cheongsam (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) 4wd into str,outkicked, 5th of 16, 3l behind Flotilla (8-10) at Santa Anita(USA) 1m 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Nov.
Valais Girl 33-1 (9-0) Raced centre with winner until ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 19, 6l behind Victrix Ludorum (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo flls auc (2) sft in Oct.