Auction finished just ahead of Woodland Aria, NARGYS and Light Up My Life in the Sandringham Handicap at Ascot but Luca Cumani's filly comes out best at the weights today and can open her account for the season now she's proved she stays a mile. Ollie Olga, Masarah and Lovely Pass all ran in the Coronation Stakes but none of the trio was involved in the finish. This is easier but they all have a bit to prove now. Integral has only won a Goodwood maiden but the second and fourth have both won since and Sir Michael Stoute's daughter of Dalakani has bags of scope. She could be a surprise package but Private Alexander may be out of her depth.
Ollie Olga (USA) 50-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 10th of 17, 13l behind Sky Lantern (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Lovely Pass (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 14th of 17, 21l behind Sky Lantern (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Auction (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Raced far side, chased leaders, led overall entering final 2f, narrowly headed insidd final furlong, dropped to 3rd soon after, rallied to 2nd close home, not quite pace of winner, 2nd of 26, nk behind Annecdote (8-7) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Listed hcp (1) gf in Jun.
Integral 4-1 (9-0) Dwelt tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Goodwood 1m 3yo fll stks (5) gd in May beating Magic of Reality (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.
Light Up My Life (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Raced near side, held up in rear, headway 2f out, went 2nd in group in closing stages, kept on but not pace of leaders far side, 6th of 26, 4l behind Annecdote (8-7) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Listed hcp (1) gf in Jun.
Masarah (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 17, 20l behind Sky Lantern (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Nargys (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Raced centre, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, every chance in 4th last 110 yards, found no extra and held towards finish, 4th of 26, 1l behind Annecdote (8-7) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Listed hcp (1) gf in Jun.
Private Alexander (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Settled in rear, ridden early straight and no extra in 7th 1 1/2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 16l behind Leading Light (9-3) at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Woodland Aria 7-1 (8-9) Raced far side, slowly into stride, held up toward srear, headway 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, headed final 100 yards, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 26, 1/2l behind Annecdote (8-7) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Listed hcp (1) gf in Jun.