Semayyel was a huge price when landing this Listed race 12 months ago as a three-year-old but older fillies don't have a great record and a follow up looks unlikely. By the same measure, Hippy Hippy Shake also has a bit to do but Ribbons looks to be on an upward curve though, like Jabhaat, steps out of handicap company to take her chance against rivals with placed form at a higher level. Shuruq, winner of the UAE Oaks at the start of the year in Meydan, was third in another Group 3 at Sandown last month but we're inclined to give ROCK CHOIR another chance. Behind Hippy Hippy Shake when getting outpaced on fast ground at Salisbury last time, she'd impressed at Newbury and Goodwood earlier and looks well up to winning in this grade. Agent Allison has been highly tried and shouldn't be ignored given her best form has been on slow going.
Hippy Hippy Shake 11-4fav (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Mango Diva (8-5) at Salisbury 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gf in Aug.
Semayyel (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Mango Diva (8-5) at Salisbury 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gf in Aug.
Agent Allison 14-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 7l behind Annecdote (8-10) at Goodwood 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Aug.
Audacia (IRE) (8-11) 6th of 12, 13l behind Siljan's Saga (8-11) at Vichy(FR) 1m 2f 3yo lst stk gd in Jul.
Close At Hand 4-1 (9-2) Always prominent, led over 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug beating Alegra (9-6) by nk, 7 ran.
Jabhaat (USA) 3-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon under pressure, headed closing stages, no extra, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Thomas Hobson (9-6) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Miss You Too (8-11) 3rd of 12, 6l behind Siljan's Saga (8-11) at Vichy(FR) 1m 2f 3yo lst stk gd in Jul.
Ribbons 7-2 (8-10) Reluctant to go to post, raced wide towards rear, headway over 4f out, led over 2f out, ridden and ran on, comfortable, won at Goodwood 1m 1f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jul beating Rhagori (9-4) by 2 3/4l, 13 ran.
Rock Choir 11-4fav (8-5) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on well, never able to challenge, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Mango Diva (8-5) at Salisbury 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gf in Aug.
Shuruq (USA) 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders on inside, pushed along and unable to quicken over 2f out, driven over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd post, never going pace of leading duo, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Integral (8-9) at Sandown 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gf in Aug.
Spicy Dal 10-1 (8-6) Tracked leader, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 5l behind Seal Of Approval (9-3) at Newbury 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd in Aug.