Ladies Are Forever bids to win this for the third time after victories in 2011 and last year when Body And Soul finished well behind. But the three-year-old JOYEUSE may prove too good for her this time round. Lady Cecil's filly beat Hallelujah and Spinatrix in a Listed event at Haydock before running well again in Group 3 company at Leopardstown last month. Indignant posted her best effort so far to win a Listed contest at Salisbury and Willbeme landed a competitive handicap over track and trip in good style last time. Inyordreams finished ahead of Survived when runner-up over 5f Ayr while German raider Emerald Star won a Group 3 over 7f at Lingfield in May. She's preferred to French challenger Ice Love, who scored over the same trip on the all-weather at Chantilly earlier in the year.
Artistic Jewel (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, tracking leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Indignant (9-0) at Salisbury 6f Listed stks (1) gf in Jun.
Body And Soul (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Led 2f, pressed leader, lost place over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Danzeno (8-10) at Newcastle 6f Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Hallelujah 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, outpaced when switched left 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 8l behind Joyeuse (8-12) at Haydock 6f fll lst stks (1) sft in May.
Indignant 18-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, driven and ran on inside final furlong, held on gamely, all out, won at Salisbury 6f Listed stks (1) gf in Jun beating Professor (9-5) by nk, 7 ran.
Ladies Are Forever 14-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 10th of 13, 29l behind Maarek (9-13) at York 6f Grp 2 (1) sft in May.
Spinatrix 10-3 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 10l behind Joyeuse (8-12) at Haydock 6f fll lst stks (1) sft in May.
Willbeme 12-1 (8-2) Chased leader, led halfway, pushed along over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, won at York 6f flls hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun beating Bondesire (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Emerald Star 16-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 7f fll stks G3 (1) gd in May beating Veiled Intrigue (8-6) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Al Thakhira 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in 6th 2f out, 6th 1f out, soon weakened, eased inside final furlong, last of 11, 24l behind Marvellous (9-0) at Curragh 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) hvy in May.
Ice Love (FR) (8-4) 8th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Thawaany (8-10) at Deauville(FR) 6f Grp 3 sft in Jun.
Inyordreams 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Hay Chewed (8-12) at Ayr 5f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jun.
Joyeuse 8-13fav (9-0) Settled towards rear, 8th halfway, progress under 2f out and ridden to go 2nd early final furlong, no impression on winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Majestic Queen (9-8) at Leopardstown 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Jun.
Perfect Blessings (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 3l behind Wind Fire (8-12) at Sandown 5f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in Jun.
Survived 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, driven inside final 2f, ridden and stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 11, 3l behind Hay Chewed (8-12) at Ayr 5f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jun.
Ventura Mist 33-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged left over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not able to challenge, 6th of 20, 3 1/2l behind See The Sun (8-7) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.