Rizeena just kept on improving and would be a hugely popular winner as veteran trainer Clive Brittain is long overdue another classic success. She beat Kiyoshi and Tapestry in the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh in September and appeared to stay this trip when second in the Fillies Mile here subsequently, when finishing two lengths ahead of UAE 1000 Guineas and Oaks winner Ihtimal. The latter represents Godolphin, who also have Majeyda in the line-up though she was only third behind Sandiva and Euro Charline in the Nell Gwyn here last month. Vorda beat Princess Noor, Kiyoshi, Joyeuse and Alutiq in the Cheveley Park in September and was just beaten in her prep race at Maisons-Lafitte when Miss France was a disappointing favourite but BRACELET will have come on a bundle for her reappearance at Leopardstown and big things are expected of her this year. She's entered in all of the top races and the step up to a mile will see her in a different light.
Alutiq (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Went right start, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 7l behind Ertijaal (9-5) at Lingfield 7f cond stks (2) pol in Apr.
Betimes 3-1 (9-0) Close up, good headway 2f out, soon led, clear inside final furlong, eased close home, comfortable, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec beating Outbacker (9-0) by 4l, 14 ran.
Bracelet (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, progress early straight and went 2nd 1f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong to lead final 50 yards, won at Leopardstown 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) in Mar beating Balansiya (9-0) by 1l, 9 ran.
Euro Charline 5-1 (9-0) Keen close up, not clear run over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Sandiva (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Ihtimal (IRE) 4-11fav (8-9) won at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f flls Group 3 (1) in Feb beating Feedyah (8-9) by 10l, 8 ran.
Joyeuse 4-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway and switched left over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd near finish, not trouble leading pair, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind J Wonder (9-0) at Newbury 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Kiyoshi 9-4 (8-12) Broke last, held up, closed over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Vorda (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep.
Lady Lara (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 2l behind J Wonder (9-0) at Newbury 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Lamar (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) In touch in rear, headway when short of room over 1f out, driven inside final, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 15, 3l behind Sandiva (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Lightning Thunder 8-11fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden when not much room over 3f out, outpaced 2f out, driven and ran on to go 4th near finish, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Al Thakhira (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gs in Oct.
Lucky Kristale 5-2fav (9-1) Raced near side, held up in rear, smooth headway near side 2f out, quickened to lead 1f out, ran on strongly, won at York 6f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Aug beating Queen Catrine (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Majeyda (USA) 6-1 (9-0) Prominent, riddeen to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 15, 3/4l behind Sandiva (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Manderley 33-1 (9-0) Reached leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3l behind J Wonder (9-0) at Newbury 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Miss France (IRE) (8-13) 6th of 10, 4l behind Xcellence (8-13) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gs in Apr.
Princess Noor (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Raced alone towards stands side of centre, prominent, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Vorda (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep.
Rizeena (IRE) 7-4fav (8-12) Broke well, soon restrained in touch, headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Chriselliam (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep.
Sandiva (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr beating Euro Charline (9-0) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Tapestry (IRE) 2-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden in 4th 2f out, 3rd when short of room briefly and switched left 1f out, kept on in 3rd inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Rizeena (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep.
Vorda (FR) (8-13) 2nd of 10, shd behind Xcellence (8-13) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gs in Apr.