Sir Michael Stoute has a good record in this race but Enticement may have to play second fiddle to HIGH HEELED whilst the claims of Sariska, Pachattack and Star Ruby cannot be ignored. Pachattack has more to prove than most having failed to get competitive in the Pretty Polly but she had been the subject of good home reports so can't be dismissed. Sariska was a shade unfortunate not to finish closer in the Fred Darling over seven where she stayed on strongly in the closing stages. She should appreciate the step up to middle distances and was rated the best filly in the yard last season. Star Ruby received plaudits following her maiden success at Sandown and nothing should be taken away from her despite a couple of those behind letting the form down on their next starts but this is a big step up. Enticement will stay well and has always been thought capable of justifying her price tag. Her trainer has won this race with the likes of Islington and the Oaks is firmly on the agenda for this filly which is no surprise given that she had Midday and Tottie behind when winning a Listed race on her second start. There may be a chink in her armour on her reappearance though and, if there is, High Heeled could be the one to exploit it. There appeared to be no fluke about her surprise victory in a conditions race at Newbury on her return and the form has been upheld by the fourth and fifth in Listed company whilst the third was only beaten a head and a neck in the Lingfield Derby trial. There's little to choose between the principals on the book but High Heeled may be the one to come out on top.
Dancing Wave 12-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 16, 2l behind Dante Deo (8-12) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Enticement 15-2 (8-12) Keen early, always prominent, shaken up over 2f out, edged slightly right over 1f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Newmarket 1m 2yo fll lst stks (1) gs in Nov beating Super Sleuth (8-12) by shd, 13 ran.
High Heeled (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, steady headway on outside over 2f out, chased leader 1f out, sustained run to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo stk (3) gs in Apr beating Four Winds (8-13) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Pachattack (USA) 11-2 (8-12) Raced alone stands side, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 8, 11l behind Take The Hint (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo fll lst stsk (1) gf.
Sariska 9-2 (9-0) Started slowly, held up in rear, headway 2f out, staying on when short of room and checked over 1f out, kept on final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Lahaleeb (9-0) at Newbury 7f fll stks Group 3 (1) sft in Apr.
Star Ruby (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden to lead narrowly 2f out, asserted inside final furlong, edged right, ridden out, won at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo fll mdn (4) gd in Apr beating Hidden Brief (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.