Godolphin had the winner of this 12 months ago but Snow Squall was soon beaten off today's mark at Thirsk and looks vulnerable again while Istimraar hasn't really progressed from a debut third at Leicester. Boadicee won on debut on soft ground at the latter track, however, and should stay the extra while Pyjama Day only found one too good on her first try over 7f at Lingfield having won over 5f on the Polytrack. GENDER AGENDA quickened smartly to get off the mark at Goodwood under apprentice Louis Steward and a repeat may be on the cards here off a 6lb higher mark as she's already shown a decent level of form in better company.
Snow Squall 13-8fav (9-7) In rear and in touch, pushed along over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, led narrowly over 1f out, soon ridden and under pressure, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Fire Fighting (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Gender Agenda 7-2 (8-6) Held up, ridden 3f out, headway and switched left when rider dropped rein briefly over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Goodwood 7f 2yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug beating Rasheeda (9-6) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Boadicee 6-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, switched left and headway 2f out, stayed on under pressure to lead well inside final furlong, won at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Jul beating Nova Champ (9-5) by 2l, 7 ran.
Istimraar (IRE) 5-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Day Of Conquest (9-5) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Pyjama Day 8-1 (9-6) With leader under stand side rail, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Finn Class (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Meeting Waters 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, driven and stayed on in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Classic Pursuit (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Evacusafe Lady 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Madame Mirasol (8-11) at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Aug.