It's significant that Ryan Moore rides the 2008 winner and 2009 runner-up Crystal Capella in preference to Eleanora Duse and the mare was good enough to beat Dar Re Mi on last year's seasonal reappearance. High Heeled was fourth last term and may have to settle for a similar position with the ground likely to ride faster than ideal and it would be no surprise to see the third, Saphira's Fire, finish in front of her again. It was a little disappointing that Meeznah didn't fare better at Doncaster over a mile six where the second home RUMOUSH didn't seem to quite get home but Kieren Fallon may not have made enough use of her that day and she could fare better with her regular pilot back on board. Myplacelater and Barshiba are respected but Marcus Tregoning's filly is given another chance to fulfil the promise that she showed when landing the Feilden in April and gain a first Group success.
Barshiba (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Led, brought field to stands side rail straight, quickened halfway, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 6th of 8, 18l behind Midday (9-7) at York 1m 4f flls Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.
Brushing 10-1 (9-6) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, kept on, one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Polly's Mark (9-3) at Ascot 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd in Sep.
Crystal Capella 7-4fav (9-3) Keen, mid-division, switched left over 9f out, chased leader over 8f out, led 3f out, ridden 2f out, ran on and headed post, 2nd of 10, shd behind Ashalanda (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 4f fll stks G2 (1) gd in Oct '09.
High Heeled (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) 2nd of 8 Maria Royal (8-7) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f Grp 2 flls sft.
Les Fazzani (IRE) 9-4fav (9-1) Tracked leading pair, effort to go 2nd well over 3f out, ridden and outpaced by winner over 2f out, stayed on same pace under pressure from over 1f out, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Harris Tweed (8-6) at Chester 1m 4f Listed stks (1) sft in Sep.
Saphira's Fire (IRE) 80-1 (9-0) Held up in last pair, took keen hold, closed over 2f out, no impression from over 1f, one pace, 6th of 7, 7l behind Dangerous Midge (9-3) at Newbury 1m 3f Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
She's Our Mark 7-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders, 4th entering straight, soon ridden, went 3rd 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 12, shd behind Shareen (8-11) at Gowran Park 1m 1f flls Group 3 stks (1) in Sep.
Tinaar (USA) 33-1 (9-6) Tracked leader until 3f out, ridden just inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 19l behind Eastern Aria (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Jul.
Eleanora Duse (IRE) 3-1fav (8-12) Tracked leaders in 5th, switched left and headway 2f out, 2nd and challenged entering final furlong, soon led, kept on under pressure close home, all out, won at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 2 flls (1) sft in Sep beating She's Our Mark (9-5) by shd, 10 ran.
Meeznah (USA) 2-1fav (8-6) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Eastern Aria (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 7f Grp 2 flls (1) gd in Sep.
Myplacelater 3-1 (8-6) Raced centre, took keen hold, tracked leaders going well, led 1f out, ridden clear, won at Newmarket 1m 4f Listed stks (1) sft beating Dreamspeed (8-10) by 6l, 5 ran.
Rumoush (USA) 15-2 (8-6) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon had narrow lead, headed 1f out, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Eastern Aria (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 7f Grp 2 flls (1) gd in Sep.
You'll Be Mine (USA) 16-1 (8-11) Held up early, progress on outer before halfway, 4th 4f out, soon ridden and no impression, 7th of 12, 9l behind Shareen (8-11) at Gowran Park 1m 1f flls Group 3 stks (1) in Sep.