The most eagerly anticipated race of the week with the verdict going to SARISKA over old foe Midday. Michael Bell's Oaks heroine was second in this race last year (when odds-on favourite) but that was on quick ground and the going today will suit her much more. A fine second to Fame And Glory in the Coronation Cup at Epsom, she can go one place better today to record a second win on the Knavesmire. Midday was second to her here in May in the Middleton Stakes (giving the winner 5lbs) but has since shown all sides of her character with a victory at Goodwood. Three-year-old's have a fine record in this race and Oaks starlet Snow Fairy takes her chance. She followed up her Epsom win with victory in the Irish equivalent and although the loss of Ryan Moore is a blow, she has an able deputy in the form of Richard Hughes. This track will suit the Epsom second Meeznah, whilst the Oaks favourite Hibaayeb has something to prove after flopping at Düsseldorf earlier in the month. Barshiba, Flying Cloud and Eleanora Duse should all come up short at this level.
Barshiba (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Led, driven over 3f out, headed over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 6th of 7, 6l behind Midday (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 2f flls Grp 1 (1) gd in Jul.
Flying Cloud (IRE) 6-4fav (9-6) Mid-division on inside, good headway towards inside and chasing leaders when hampered and pushed right inside final 2f, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 13, 9l behind Eastern Aria (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Jul.
Midday 15-8fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, shaken up and headway to lead over 2f out, 3 length clear over 1f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, rallied when headed briefly final 100 yards, kept on, edged left near finish, won at Goodwood 1m 2f flls Grp 1 (1) gd in Jul beating Stacelita (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Sariska 5-2 (8-11) Led chasing group, took closer order over 4f out, chased winner going well 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on, not pace of winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Fame And Glory (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Eleanora Duse (IRE) 11-4 (8-12) Tracked leader over 1f, in touch, went 2nd over 3f out, led 2f out, in command when edged slightly right inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jun beating Pink Symphony (8-12) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Hibaayeb 2-1fav (9-2) 7th of 16, 4l behind Enora (9-2) at Dusseldorf(GER) 1m 3f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) sft.
Meeznah (USA) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, headway into 3rd 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra in 3rd 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 15, 9l behind Snow Fairy (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Jul.
Snow Fairy (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Settled mid-division, 9th halfway, headway in 7th 3f out, closed in 3rd 2f out, led over 1 1/2f out, ridden clear from over 1f out, kept on strongly, impressive, won at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Jul beating Miss Jean Brodie (9-0) by 8l, 15 ran.