Stipulate must surely go close for Lady Cecil if the blinkers have the desired effect. He was just touched off over 1m2f in the grade at Goodwood last time and has plenty of solid form over this longer trip. Questioning beat Twice Over in a Group 3 at Newmarket early last year and would have to go on the short-list if recapturing that form but Pintura needs to step up again from his win over 7f here three weeks ago and the three-year-olds, Baltic Knight and Sir Patrick Moore, look up against it at the weights. LADYS FIRST won a Listed race over this trip on similar ground at Haydock last year and her two runs this season over slightly further suggest she retains all of her ability. Richard Fahey's filly can get her head back in front today as Quick Wit has been found wanting in this grade in the past.
Pintura 9-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, edged left and led over 1f out, ran on well, won at York 7f cond Stakes (3) gd in May beating Morache Music (9-2) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Questioning (IRE) 11-8 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge leader over 1f out, every chance until not quicken near finish, 3rd of 4, nk behind Moonstone Magic (8-11) at Nottingham 1m cond Stakes (2) sft in May.
Quick Wit 12-1 (9-0) won at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp fst in Mar beating Jutland (8-13) by shd, 11 ran.
Stipulate 3-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden 2f out, headway to chase winner inside final furlong, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Rewarded (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 2f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gs in May.
Storm King 18-1 (9-2) Chased clear leader until halfway, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, 44l behind Directorship (9-4) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Ladys First 9-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Thistle Bird (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gs in May.
Baltic Knight (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Remote (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Sir Patrick Moore (FR) 20-1 (9-0) Led in centre of course, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well until headed and not pace of winner inside final furlong, kept on well for 2nd, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Olympic Glory (9-0) at Newbury 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Apr.