Emma's Gift sprang a surprise when beating Flood Plain and Mystic Dream, among others, at Ascot last month but will do well to follow up in this more competitive-looking affair. Theyskens' Theory was a decent two-year-old and ended last year with a sixth in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies but she's penalised here. Primevere has a chance dropped back in distance while there could be more to come from Sweetie Time this year but ASKAUD ran a cracking race when second on her reappearance at Goodwood, where she missed the break and didn't appear to handle the track. Dandy Nicholls' filly has clearly trained on and can land this nice prize.
Theyskens' Theory (USA) 9-2 (8-10) Vied 2wd ins foe,faded, 6th of 13, 11l behind Awesome Feather (8-10) at Churchill Downs(USA) 1m 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) in Nov.
Adaria 9-2 (8-12) Dwelt, tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left and kept on to lead towards finish, held on well, won at Doncaster 1m fll mdn stks (4) gf in Apr beating Royal Hush (8-12) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
Askaud (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Slowly into stride and switched left towards outside after start, headway on outside over 2f out, led 2f out, soon hung right to rails, stayed on until headed and not pace of winner inside final furlong, clear 2nd best, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Beatrice Aurore (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Emma's Gift (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Held up in 5th on outside, pushed along halfway, sustained progress under pressure on outside from 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Ascot 1m 3yo fll stks (3) gf in Apr beating Metropolitain Miss (8-12) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Flood Plain 4-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up in 5th, pushed along 3f out, not clear run and switched left over 2f out, staying on when not much room and hampered towards inside entering final furlong, pushed along and took 3rd final 100 yards, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Emma's Gift (8-7) at Ascot 1m 3yo fll stks (3) gf in Apr.
Mystic Dream 9-2 (9-1) Tracked leading trio on inside, hung right over 2f out and ridden, outpaced and beaten over 1f out, 5th of 7, 5l behind Emma's Gift (8-7) at Ascot 1m 3yo fll stks (3) gf in Apr.
Primevere (IRE) 15-8fav (8-12) Held up, effort over 1f out, kept on, one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Dorcas Lane (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gf.
Sweetie Time 20-1 (8-12) Dwelt, raced stands' side in rear, headway and switched left over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Zoowraa (8-12) at Newbury 7f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gs in Oct.
Sylvestris (IRE) 3-1fav (8-12) Soon chased leader, ridden to lead approaching final 1f, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on well, readily, won at Warwick 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr beating Dark Isle (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Wrekin Sunset 20-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, raced wide and soon chased leader, led 2f out, ridden and pressed over 1f out, stayed on gamely inside final furlong, won at Haydock 1m fll mdn stks (5) gf in Apr beating Inklet (9-0) by 3/4l, 8 ran.