SCINTILLULA was no match for Sky Lantern in the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh last month but she had a subsequent Group 3 winner back in fourth and Jim Bolger's filly gets the nod on that form. Melody Of Love picked up a Group 3 at Ayr in heavy ground with Momalorka behind and gets the assistance of Frankie today with Mickael Barzalona riding Godolphin's Ascot third Desert Blossom. Annie's Fortune, Masarah and Go Angelica have a bit more to find in this company and the unbeaten trio of Just The Judge, Zurigha and Gift From Heaven could improve past them all. Luca Cumani is not known for tilting at windmills so Nargys may well step up on what she's shown to date.
Annie's Fortune (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd towards finish, not reach leaders, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Waterway Run (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Desert Blossom (IRE) 9-4fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon chasing winner, kept on same pace final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Lovely Pass (8-12) at Ascot 1m 2yo fll stks (2) gf in Sep.
Gift From Heaven (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, pushed along in 9th 2f out, stayed on to challenge 1f out, soon led, kept on well final furlong, won at Fairyhouse 6f 2yo mdn hvy in Sep beating Slope (9-0) by 3l, 16 ran.
Go Angellica (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Dwelt, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 14l behind Certify (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.
Just The Judge (IRE) 3-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, smooth headway 2f out, quickened to challenge inside final furlong, soon led, ran on well, eased close home, won at Newbury 7f Listed stks 2yo (1) gf in Aug beating Excess Knowledge (9-0) by 1l, 5 ran.
Masarah (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Led after 1f, ridden and headed 2f out, driven and stayed on, 4th of 6, 6l behind Certify (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep.
Melody Of Love 7-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, led and edged left well inside final furlong, kept on, won at Ayr 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) hvy in Sep beating Mary's Daughter (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Momalorka 9-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, soon behind and outpaced, switched outside over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Melody Of Love (8-12) at Ayr 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) hvy in Sep.
Nargys (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Held up behind, headway over 1f out, soon pushed along, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, soon every chance, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 18, 3/4l behind Jamesbo's Girl (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Scintillula (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on outer, 5th halfway, 6th over 2f out, soon ridden and outpaced, ran on strongly inside final furlong to snatch 2nd close home, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Sky Lantern (9-0) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) in Sep.
Zurigha (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, led 2f out, driven inside final furlong, held on well towards finish, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep beating Mar Mar (9-0) by nk, 13 ran.