A good race to bow out on and ROSEHILL ARTIST should appreciate a return to a sounder surface. Charlie Hills' filly beat a useful sort here in June and she can be forgiven a modest run at Newmarket as conditions were hardly conducive to producing any performances of note. Tearless got the better of Almashooqa when they met at Goodwood and the handicapper's interpretation of that maiden sees the pair weighted to finish close. Zaaemah ran no sort of race at Doncaster on soft going though the dogs were certainly barking ahead of her successful debut at Nottingham. Running Deer is significantly older than any of her rivals and the decision to race on has been justified with victories at Goodwood and Chester. That said, those successes obtained on going that will be much slower than that what she will experience tonight.
Running Deer (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Took keen hold in touch, headway over 2f out, switched right to challenge over 1f out, led approaching final furlong, soon clear, easily, won at Chester 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jun beating Tahira (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Tearless 12-1 (9-11) Held up in touch, headway on outside 3f out, effort over 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, won at Goodwood 1m 1f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Jun beating Almashooqa (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Zaeemah (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, lost place over 3f out, last of 5, 40l behind Roseburg (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-90 (3) sft in Jun.
Rosehill Artist (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) In touch, headway over 2f out, stayed on same paace final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind Melrose Abbey (8-5) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun.
Almashooqa (USA) 6-4 (9-0) Led, driven and hard pressed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Tearless (9-11) at Goodwood 1m 1f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Flippant 7-1 (8-0) Held up in last pair, ridden on outside 3f out, hung left and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 6l behind What About Carlo (9-2) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Stereo Love (FR) 10-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 21l behind My Spirit (9-7) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Affaire De Coeur 14-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, steady headway on wide outside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd final strides, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Palerma (8-11) at Salisbury 1m mdn fll stks (5) gf in Jun.
Passing By 12-1 (8-0) Keen in touch, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 9, 10l behind Rosehill Artist (9-1) at Salisbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.