held up in 5th, came to near side in straight, bagged rail soon after, chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead entering final 2f, clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, driven out
tracked leading pair, pushed along and came to near side in straight, struggling to go the pace when slightly hampered 3f out, never on terms with leaders after, went modest 4th towards finish
Ryan Moore partners Magic Wand of the five Ballydoyle runners and the latter beat stablemate Forever Together to win the Cheshire Oaks last month. Bye Bye Baby won a Group 3 at the Curragh last time but Flattering was beaten by Perfect Clarity in the Oaks Trial at Lingfield and Clive Cox’ unbeaten filly could go well. Give And Take won the Musidora at York with Ejtyah back in third and should handle today’s soft going while I Can Fly finished behind fourth-placed WILD ILLUSION (NAP) at Newmarket in last month’s 1000 Guineas. The Godolphin filly looks to have the right credentials for this having won the Group 1 Prix Marcel Boussac in soft ground at Chantilly last year and her dam scored over 2m so stamina should not be an issue. She gets the vote to land today’s Classic.
Bye Bye Baby (IRE) 11-4 (8-9) Made all, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and 2 lengths lead 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 3 fll stks (1) Soft - Heavy in May beating Jaega (8-9) by 2l, 6 ran.
Ejtyah 5-1 (9-0) Soon tracking leaders on inside, challenged 2f out, ridden and edged left inside final 2f, soon every chance, one pace inside final furlong, no chance with leading duo on near side, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Give And Take (9-0) at York 1m 2f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gf in May.
Flattering (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Led 1f, tracked leader, pushed along to lead 2f out, headed when rider dropped whip approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Perfect Clarity (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f lst fll stks (1) gf in May.
Forever Together (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) In touch, headway when not much room 2f out, not clear run and switched right approaching final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Magic Wand (9-0) at Chester 1m 3f lst fll (1) gd in May.
Give And Take 7-2 (9-0) Held up in rear, good headway near side over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at York 1m 2f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gf in May beating Dancing Brave Bear (9-0) by 1l, 7 ran.
I Can Fly 7-1 (9-0) Towards rear, never on terms, 11th of 15, 14 1/4l behind Billesdon Brook (9-0) at Newmarket 1m Grp 1 fll stks (1) gf in May.
Magic Wand (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Made all, raced green, pushed clear over 1f out, ran on, won at Chester 1m 3f lst fll (1) gd in May beating Forever Together (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Perfect Clarity 5-1 (9-0) In rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 4f lst fll stks (1) gf in May beating Cecchini (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Wild Illusion 11-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Billesdon Brook (9-0) at Newmarket 1m Grp 1 fll stks (1) gf in May.