A decent case can be made for any number of these and a purely speculative vote goes to MARTAGON LILY. She's one of the least exposed and coped with heavy ground when third at Sandown last time. Stablemate Trapeze is not easily dismissed with Richard Hughes on board, while Fragonard is preferred to Running Deer of Lady Cecil's runners. Astra Hill, Caterina De Medici and Bohemian Dance are not out of this dropping back in trip, while the likes of Puligny, Kalispell and Rasikova all have form in soft ground.
Astra Hall 9-4fav (9-7) Led, ridden and pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Princess Caetani (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep.
Trapeze 4-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 4, 4l behind Princess Loulou (8-12) at Leicester 1m flls cond stks (3) sft.
Running Deer (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, led over 6f out, hard driven when strongly challenged over 1f out, stayed on well, won at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Flow (9-4) by hd, 20 ran.
Fragonard 14-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, every chance well inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 19, 3/4l behind Cosmic Halo (9-4) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Rosaceous 12-1 (9-2) Led 1f, tracked leaders, pushed along and went 3rd over 3f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 8l behind Troopingthecolour (9-10) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Caterina De Medici (FR) 8-1 (9-7) Soon led, headed over 10f out, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, effort inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Silent Movie (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Altaria 8-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 11, 9l behind Openly (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct '12.
Our Phylli Vera (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Held up off the pace in 5th, one pace and no impression final 2f, 5th of 7, 11l behind Star Lahib (9-4) at Chester 1m 4f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gd in Jun.
Bohemian Dance (IRE) 1-25fav (8-12) Made all, clear over 1f out, very easily, won at Ffos Las 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep beating Willow Island (9-9) by 5l, 4 ran.
Martagon Lily 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, soon one pace, lost 2nd closing stages, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Empress Adelaide (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) hvy in Sep.
Puligny (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) Made all, joined over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra and headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Busatto (9-5) at Chester 1m 2f mdn stks (4) gd in Sep.
Kalispell (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 5th of 8, 11l behind Empress Adelaide (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) hvy in Sep.
Rosie Rebel 5-2fav (9-3) Dwelt, soon tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Bayan Kasirga (8-12) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Raskova (USA) 25-1 (8-11) Held up, headway 2f out, every chance entering final furlong, stayed on, not pace of winner, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Eric The Grey (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Storm (IRE) 2-11fav (8-11) Prominent early, tracked leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 1m Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (5) pol in Mar beating Solvanna (8-11) by 3/4l, 7 ran.