The European fillies looks to have a strong hand in this. Chriselliam exploited a slow early pace when returning a shock winner of the Fillies' Mile at Newmarket, but it's hard not to have doubts about the form. Al Thakhira makes more appeal as she won the Rockfel over 7f in fine style and should figure if lasting home. The French filly VORDA has bags of speed and was an impressive winner of the Group 1 Cheveley Park over 6f at Newmarket last month. It's interesting to note dual Breeders' Cup Mile hero, Lure, appears in her pedigree and a chance is taken that Philippe Sogorb's filly has the requisite stamina to make her class tell. Former Tommy Stack inmate Clenor and French import Testa Rossi, one of four entries for Chad Brown, could have been better drawn though My Conquestadory has fared even worse. The latter is held in high regard after an impressive win in one of the leading trials at Keeneland but will need luck in-running exiting the outside post.
Nesso (USA) 10-1 (8-6) Bid,led,willingly, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Clenor (8-10) at Santa Anita(USA) 1m 2yo stk gd in Oct.
Al Thakhira 5-1 (8-12) Close up, smooth headway over 1f out, shaken up to lead entering final furlong, forged clear, impresssive, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gs in Oct beating Blockade (8-12) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Colonel Joan (USA) 12-1 (8-6) Off bit slow,5wd lane, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Clenor (8-10) at Santa Anita(USA) 1m 2yo stk gd in Oct.
Kitten Kaboodle (USA) 7-2 (8-6) Got through, cleared, won at Keeneland(USA) 1m 2yo Grp 3 gd in Oct beating Zinzay (8-6) by 5l, 10 ran.
Granny Mc's Kitten (USA) 19-10fav (8-9) 3w both trip,van'd off, 4th of 12, 5l behind Testa Rossi (8-7) at Belmont Park(USA) 1m 2yo Grp 3 fm in Oct.
Vorda (FR) 11-8fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, raced keenly, ridden to chase leader 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, readily, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep beating Princess Noor (8-12) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Street Sailing (USA) 16-1 (8-6) Off rail, driving, won at Keeneland(USA) 1m grd stk gd in Oct beating Queenie's Song (8-8) by 6l, 8 ran.
Chriselliam (IRE) 28-1 (8-12) Broke well, steadied and held up in rear, switched left and headway over 1f out, ran on strongly to lead well inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Newmarket 1m 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep beating Rizeena (8-12) by 1l, 8 ran.
Dancing House (USA) 5-2 (8-5) 6w upper, good kick, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Testa Rossi (8-7) at Belmont Park(USA) 1m 2yo Grp 3 fm in Oct.
Clenor (IRE) 7-10fav (8-10) 4wd into lane,gamely, won at Santa Anita(USA) 1m 2yo stk gd in Oct beating Nesso (8-6) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Ready To Act (USA) 16-10fav (8-7) Off slw,lost rider str, in a race won by Llanarmon (8-7) at Woodbine(USA) 1m 2yo Grp 2 gd in Sep, 10 ran.
Testa Rossi (FR) 5-1 (8-7) 5p 5/16,brisk by hand, won at Belmont Park(USA) 1m 2yo Grp 3 fm in Oct beating Sky Painter (8-5) by shd, 12 ran.
Sky Painter (USA) 5-2 (8-5) Fan 7p 1/8,strong fin, 2nd of 12, shd behind Testa Rossi (8-7) at Belmont Park(USA) 1m 2yo Grp 3 fm in Oct.
My Conquestadory (USA) 6-5fav (8-6) Middle move in traffic, won at Keeneland(USA) 1m 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) in Oct beating Rosalind (8-6) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.