Thistle Bird looks a good starting point here as she's progressing nicely and was second in the Celebration Mile at Goodwood and successful at Haydock after giving Moone's My Name weight and a beating at Ascot in July. Roger Charlton's four-year-old looks the best of the older fillies, though Valencha is knocking on the door again and didn't enjoy much luck in-running when third to Sunday Times in a Group 3 at Doncaster earlier this month when Libys Dream and Bonnie Brae were behind. Dank narrowly reversed Haydock running with LADYS FIRST at Sandown last time and has the beating of the Godolphin pair Falls Of Lora and Irish History on that run but Richard Fahey's runner-up is now 3lb better off and can come out on top this time. The progressive Chigun ran away with an Ascot handicap earlier this month but faces better opposition today.
Bonnie Brae 6-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 13th of 18, 15l behind Sunday Times (8-10) at Doncaster 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd.
Libys Dream (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 18, 11l behind Sunday Times (8-10) at Doncaster 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd.
Love Your Looks (9-0) Always prominent, not quicken final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Waldtraut (8-13) at Hannover(GER) 1m fll lst stks (1) gd.
Moone's My Name 16-1 (9-0) Behind, driven inside final 2f, driven and kept on inside final furlong, nver threatened, 10th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Dank (8-9) at Sandown 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.
Thistle Bird 3-1fav (9-0) Held up behind, headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, soon challenged, ridden to lead narrowly final 50 yards, held on, won at Haydock 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) fm beating Fulbright (8-11) by nk, 7 ran.
Valencha 14-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway and not much room over 1f out, soon switched right, kept on well inside final furlong, 3rd of 18, 1 1/2l behind Sunday Times (8-10) at Doncaster 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd.
Dank 7-2fav (8-9) Held up in mid-division on outside, smooth headway travelling well on outside 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on to lead close home, won at Sandown 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gf beating Ladys First (8-9) by nk, 16 ran.
Chigun 7-1 (9-4) Made all, switched left over 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, ran on well, won at Ascot 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf beating Mrs Greeley (8-10) by 3 1/2l, 15 ran.
Falls Of Lora (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway on rails over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, going for daring run on inside when badly hampered final 100 yards, not recover, 8th of 16, 4l behind Dank (8-9) at Sandown 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.
Irish History (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on wide outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 6th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Dank (8-9) at Sandown 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.
Ladys First 5-1 (8-9) Chased leaderrs on inside, switched left 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to narrow lead inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner close home, 2nd of 16, nk behind Dank (8-9) at Sandown 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.
Princess Of Orange 18-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, always behind, 13th of 16, 6l behind Dank (8-9) at Sandown 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.