Boastful had Barefoot Lady back in fourth on soft ground at Goodwood last month but Richard Fahey's filly left that form behind when fourth to Izzi Top in the Middleton Stakes at York. Last year's 1000 Guineas fifth overturned Musidora running with Joviality over this trip at Royal Ascot subsequently, when Clinical was a long way behind, and should be a factor at this level but the lightly-raced LAY TIME was highly progressive last summer and could be one to follow this season. She recorded a very fast time when beating older horses at Sandown in September. German raider Navarra Queen won a Group 3 in Italy a year ago but she may just find this trip on the sharp side nowadays.
Barefoot Lady (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Izzi Top (8-12) at York 1m 2f fll Grp 2 stks (1) gd in May.
Boastful (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway over 2f out, led approaching 1f out, ridden and edged right inside final furlong, kept on, won at Goodwood 1m fll lst stks (1) sft in May beating Winter's Night (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Clinical 3-1fav (8-11) Led 2f, chased leader, led again 2f out, driven over 1f out, headed 1f out, outpaced to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Edinburgh Knight (9-2) at Kempton 1m Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Joviality 7-1 (8-13) 7th of 11, 6l behind Dream Peace (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Aug.
Lay Time 4-1 (8-8) Held up in 5th, steady headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, driven out, won at Sandown 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Sep beating Fontley (8-13) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Navarra Queen 20-1 (8-13) 5th of 9, 5l behind Aquamarine (8-7) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 2f Grp 3 sft in Apr.
Night Lily (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Prominent, led 4f out, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Chachamaidee (9-3) at Lingfield 7f flls Group 3 (1) pol in May.
Valencha 14-1 (8-12) Behind, headway over 2f out, soon weakened, 14th of 21, 16l behind Bonnie Brae (8-11) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) sft in Nov.