Formerly trained in Ireland, Laughing has come into her own this year, winning all four starts on Turf including a couple of Grade 1 contests. She beat Qushchi two lengths at Belmont last time but Tiz Flirtatious will provide a stronger test as she landed a Grade 1 race over track and trip recently with Lady Of Shamrock well behind and Marketing Mix beaten a head. The latter had earlier finished behind Dank when she trounced her rivals in the Beverley D at Arlington on first-time lasix and Sir Michael Stoute's filly is likely to start favourite on that form. However, ROMANTICA could prove better value. She's won both starts over 1m2f this year, including a Group 1 at Deauville with subsequent Prix de l'Opera winner Dalkala back in third. Her dam, Banks Hill, won this race so Andre Fabre's filly gets the vote. Alterite beat subsequent winner Emollient before finding Kitten's Dumplings too good at Keeneland and that trio are no back numbers in what looks a terrific renewal.
Dank 16-5 (8-11) Shifted 4wd,solid kick, won at Arlington(USA) 1m 1f flls Grp 1 (1) fm in Aug beating Gifted Girl (8-11) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
Romantica 12-1 (9-2) 7th of 10, 11l behind Treve (8-8) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f flls Grp 1 (1) sft in Sep.
Tiz Flirtatious (USA) 17-10 (8-9) Came out str,up 3wd, won at Santa Anita(USA) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) fm in Sep beating Marketing Mix (8-12) by hd, 7 ran.
Alterite (FR) 17-10fav (8-9) 4w 1st, closed well, 2nd of 9, nk behind Kitten's Dumplings (8-9) at Keeneland(USA) 1m 1f 3yo Grp 1 fm in Oct.
Lady Of Shamrock (USA) 11-2 (8-7) Steadied early,no bid, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Tiz Flirtatious (8-9) at Santa Anita(USA) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) fm in Sep.
Marketing Mix (USA) 6-5fav (8-12) Game btwn foes late, 2nd of 7, hd behind Tiz Flirtatious (8-9) at Santa Anita(USA) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) fm in Sep.
Laughing (IRE) 3-5fav (8-11) Rate to 1/4,determined, won at Belmont Park(USA) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) fm in Sep beating Tannery (8-9) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Emollient (USA) 9-4fav (8-9) 5 wide run 2nd turn, won at Keeneland(USA) 1m 1f fll stks Grp 1 in Oct beating Summer Applause (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Qushchi 11-2 (8-7) 3w far turn, mildly, 4th of 8, 2l behind Laughing (8-11) at Belmont Park(USA) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) fm in Sep.
Kitten's Dumplings (USA) 9-2 (8-9) 4 wide, up late, won at Keeneland(USA) 1m 1f 3yo Grp 1 fm in Oct beating Alterite (8-9) by nk, 9 ran.