The German raider Gracia Directa is a regular visitor to these shores nowadays and picked up this prize last year. She also ran really well at Haydock last time when finishing ahead of Ladies Are Forever, who won this in 2011, and Dominik Moser's mare has every chance once again. Body And Soul won a competitive handicap over track and trip last month and looks a real threat ahead of Newmarket conditions race winner City Girl, while March beat Sandreamer and Sound Of Guns when second in a Listed sprint at Sandown last time and can also figure. Last season's Cheveley Park heroine, ROSDHU QUEEN, will find this easier than the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee at Ascot where she finished fifth. Three-year-olds have a good recent record in this contest and she gets the nod to return to winning ways.
Gracia Directa (GER) 4-1fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Artistic Jewel (9-2) at Haydock 6f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jun.
Ladies Are Forever 9-2 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Artistic Jewel (9-2) at Haydock 6f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jun.
Place In My Heart 5-1 (9-8) Soon mid-division, 6th from 2f out, no impression and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Fiesolana (9-8) at Leopardstown 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) in Jun.
Restiadargent (FR) 11-10fav (9-3) Held up in touch centre group, headway 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Scream Blue Murder (8-7) at Nottingham 6f fll lst stks (1) gd in May.
Body And Soul (IRE) 7-1fav (8-11) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on gamely, won at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun beating Moviesta (8-9) by nk, 19 ran.
City Girl (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) In touch and raced wide, ridden and headway to lead over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, won at Newmarket 6f flls cond stks (3) gd in Jun beating Miss Lahar (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Dream Maker 66-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and effort over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 5l behind Winning Express (9-2) at Warwick 7f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jun.
March 8-1 (8-8) Mid-division on inner, not clear run from over 1f out, headway just inside final furlong, ran on strongly, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, nk behind Morawij (9-2) at Sandown 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Jun.
Rosdhu Queen (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Raced centre, took keen hold and held up in rear, headway to mid-division halfway, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace inside ifnal furlong, just missed 4th, 5th of 18, 5l behind Lethal Force (9-4) at Royal Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Sandreamer (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Morawij (9-2) at Sandown 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Jun.
Sound Of Guns 8-1 (8-8) Towards rear, headway on outer halfway, soon ridden, stayed on one pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind Morawij (9-2) at Sandown 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Jun.