prominent, ridden 3f out, driven, edged left and went 2nd over 1f out, edged left, lost 2nd and no extra well inside final furlong
made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on
led early, soon mid-division, ridden over 2f out, switched right and headway over 1f out, went 3rd towards finish
chased leaders, lost place over 6f out, well beaten over 1f out
dwelt, in rear, headway 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, not reach leaders
held up towards rear, headway in centre of track from 1f out, ran on well, went 2nd well inside final furlong, not trouble winner
towards rear, ridden and well behind final 4f
tracked leaders, switched right after 1f, soon went 2nd, ridden 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
mid-division, headway over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace entering final furlong
Anasheed finished in front of a subsequent winner when runner-up at Goodwood on her debut but that was back in May. SAFFIRA has the more recent form with a debut second at Brighton behind odds-on stablemate Hameem and John Gosden’s filly gets the nod on that form. The latter’s stablemate Keltie is related to the useful Utmost while Taraayef is another newcomer to note. Caring Touch made winning start at Newcastle last year but ran poorly at Meydan when last seen in action back in January.
Caring Touch (USA) 10-1 (9-0) 6th of 14, 19l behind Winter Lightning (9-0) at Meydan 7f stks fst in Jan.
Anasheed 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, headed final 50 yards, 2nd of 10, nk behind Heart Of Grace (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2f mdn fll stks (5) gd in May.
Cuillin (USA) 50-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, some headway over 1f out, plugged on, 7th of 12, 14l behind Pilaster (8-11) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f fll stks (3) pol in May.
Ifitsmeanttobe 150-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, never involved, 11th of 13, 27 1/2l behind Welsh Lord (9-2) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f stks (4) pol in Sep.
Keltie Giant's Causeway filly out of Fugitive Angel.
Lacustre (8-13) 7th of 12, 6 1/2l behind Enchanting Skies (8-13) at Longchamp 1m 2f stks gd in Apr.
Lady In Lights (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Mid-division, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 20l behind Mojika (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll stks (5) pol in Aug.
Saffira (USA) 3-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear but in touch, headway over 2f out, chased winner approaching final furlong, never a threat, 2nd of 5, 3 3/4l behind Hameem (8-12) at Brighton 1m 2f fll stks (5) gf in Sep.
Taraayef (IRE) Teofilo filly out of Shuhra.