Godolphin are yet to announce any plans for the Derby or the Royal Meetings, but MOONLIFE can book her ticket to either Epsom or Ascot with a big run today. Nashmiah puts the 1,000 Guineas form to the test and is respected in this easier grade, while Arabian Mirage showed she retains plenty of ability with a solid fourth-place in the Nell Gwyn at Newmarket last month. Obviously, Brian Meehan's charge needs to step things up a few notches but she is going the right way and is worthy of a place in the line up. Nashmiah was a length adrift of the selection at headquarters last October, so is not without a chance of reversing the form. However, she was left for dead in the Guineas and now has a bit to prove. Therefore, it can pay to stick with Moonlife, whose stable is going great guns and this lightly raced filly is expected to improve for this first try at a mile.
Nashmiah (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, soon pushed along, weakened well over 1f out, no chance when eased inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 14l behind Ghanaati (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo fll stks G1 (1) gf.
Ahla Wasahl 33-1 (9-1) Led, ridden 2f out, headed well over 1f out, no chance with winner final furlong, stayed on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Apple Charlotte (9-1) at Ascot 1m 3yo fll (3) gf in Apr.
Arabian Mirage 25-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 10l behind Fantasia (8-12) at Newmarket 7f fll stks Group 3 (1) gf in Apr.
Common Diva 16-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, nk behind Johnmanderville (8-2) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Greenisland (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Made all, driven and held on gamely final furlong, won at Kempton 1m 2yo fll mdn stks (4) pol in Nov beating Efficiency (9-0) by nk, 13 ran.
Isabella Grey 11-2 (8-12) Bumped start, held up, pushed along 3f out, soon struggling, last of 8, 14l behind Honest Quality (8-12) at Sandown 7f 2yo lst stk (1) gf in Jul.
Moonlife (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Raced stand side, overall leader, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on, 5th of 15, 4l behind Lahaleeb (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (1) gd in Oct.
Qalahari (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, gradually weakened from over 1f out, eased final furlong, 8th of 14, 7l behind Nashmiah (8-10) at Lingfield 7f 3yo Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.
Seradim 100-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, well beaten final 2f, 12th of 14, 23l behind Ghanaati (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo fll stks G1 (1) gf.
Wajaha (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Keen, in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 16l behind Fantasia (8-12) at Newmarket 7f fll stks Group 3 (1) gf in Apr.