Blue Maiden has the highest rating of those to have earned one following her fine second when belying odds of 66/1 in the Sweet Solera Stakes behind Long Lashes here in August and she has to be respected but it may be worth taking a chance with TABASSUM, who gets the vote over Sweet Sonnet. Saeed Bin Suroor's filly disappointed in the Albany Stakes but ran much better when chasing home Shamandar on a soft surface at Salisbury last time. The faster ground today should not inconvenience the son of Seeking The Gold and she has to be considered. Richard Hannon's Crown is more experienced than most of these but has been well held in Group 2 races previously and she looks best watched. The Barry Hills-trained Hasty needs to improve to trouble the judge and of more interest may be Pipette. Andrew Balding's filly created a favourable impression when making a winning debut when scoring on soft ground at Salisbury last month and she has claims on the faster surface today. She is not certain to handle the better ground this afternoon though and preference is for another debut winner, Tabassum. Sir Michael Stoute's filly ran on well when making that successful start to her career here in August, looking one to keep on the right side of and she is taken to make the transition to group company in her stride.
Amary (IRE) 22-1 (8-12) Raced stands side, held up, outpaced from halfway, 12th of 13, 21l behind Distinctive (8-12) at Ayr 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Bella Swan 11-1 (9-0) Stumbled badly, on nose leaving stalls, great recovery by rider, held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 7l behind Sent From Heaven (9-0) at Goodwood 7f Group 3 fll stks (2yo) (1) gd in Aug.
Blue Maiden 66-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, pushed along 2f out, headway soon after, ridden to chase winner entering final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Long Lashes (8-12) at Newmarket 7f Group 3 fll stks (2yo) (1) gd in Aug.
Crown (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 8l behind Walk On Water (9-1) at Chester 6f 2yo fll stks (2) gf in Aug.
Electric Feel 14-1 (8-12) Keen in touch, ridden 2f out, stayed on well towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Jira (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo lst fll (1) gd in Jun.
Fairy Promises (USA) 7-1 (8-13) Chased leader until over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, 4th of 6, 5l behind Fontley (8-7) at Sandown 7f 2yo nov stk (3) sft in Sep.
Hasty (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) In touch, joined leaders 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 16, 3l behind In The Slips (8-7) at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Pipette 7-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway 3f out, led over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (4) sft in Sep beating Faithful One (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 17 ran.
Sweet Sonnet (USA) 16-1 (8-12) With leader, every chance entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Shamandar (8-12) at Salisbury 6f 2yo lst fll (1) sft in Sep.
Tabassum (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Led after 1f, headed 5f out, tracked leader after, led again over 1f out, pushed out, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) gd in Aug beating Huroof (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.