Speciosa in 2006 was the last winner of this to taste success in the 1000 Guineas. SANDIVA is currently 25/1 for this year's Classic having won a Group 3 event in France before fading in testing ground at Longchamp on her latest start. She's taken to reverse running with Queen Catrine back on a faster surface and gets the nod. The latter finished just ahead of Wind Fire when runner-up in the Lowther at York but Dorothy B looks a bigger danger on her fifth in the Cheveley Park over 6f here in September. Along Again ran well in last season's Princess Margaret at Royal Ascot but hasn't raced since and Blockade acquitted herself well in Group races last term without threatening the winner. Mickael Barzalona prefers maiden winner Folk Melody of the Godolphin duo while both of Marco Botti's winning fillies, Pelerin and Euro Charline, are entered in the Guineas.
Along Again (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd when slightly hampered and switched right approaching final furlong, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on well for 3rd, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Princess Noor (8-12) at Ascot 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Artistic Charm 2-1fav (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Warwick 7f 2yo stks (5) gf in Oct beating Song Of Norway (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Azagal (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 12l behind Aqlaam Vision (8-12) at Newbury 7f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) hvy in Oct.
Blockade (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Tracked clear leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Al Thakhira (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gs in Oct.
Dorothy B (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Led, headed over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Vorda (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep.
Euro Charline 5-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon quickened clear, ran on, comfortable, won at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Mar beating Beautiful Stranger (8-12) by 9l, 8 ran.
Folk Melody (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) In touch, headway to lead over 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (5) gf in Jul beating Enraptured (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 16 ran.
Lamar (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Joyeuse (8-12) at Salisbury 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gf in Sep.
Lily Rules (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, hampered 6f out, ridden over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Chief Barker (9-0) at Haydock 1m Listed stks 2yo (1) gs in Sep.
Majeyda (USA) 7-2fav (9-1) Raced centre in touch in rear, headway to press leaders 3f out, led overall over 2f out, ridden and in control when rider dropped whip inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 2yo fll Listed stks (1) sft in Nov beating Adhwaa (8-12) by 2 1/2l, 14 ran.
Miss Lillie 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied to lead final strides, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) sft in Nov beating Eastern Belle (9-0) by shd, 11 ran.
Pelerin (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Dwelt, in touch, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, soon led, kept on well towards finish, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct beating A Legacy Of Love (9-0) by 3l, 9 ran.
Queen Catrine (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Indonesienne (8-11) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
Sandiva (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) 7th of 12, 5l behind Indonesienne (8-11) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
Wind Fire (USA) 4-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd over 1f out, led 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Green Door (9-0) at Doncaster 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gs in Sep.