ANTARA won this a year ago on her reappearance and her first start for Godolphin when First City was well beaten. She has competed at a much higher level subsequently with her last four starts coming in Group 1's including a head second to the classy Stacelita at Deauville. She goes unpenalised, unlike a year ago, and should complete the double though Timepiece looks a formidable opponent. Henry Cecil's filly has only shown herself to be Listed class to date but ran very well on her comeback behind stablemate Midday in the Group 2 Middleton Stakes last month and is rated just 6lb behind the selection. Three-year-olds have a poor record in this but Sir Mark Prescott doesn't tilt at windmills so Clinical is one to keep an eye on. Silver Grey has some decent form but a poor strike-rate and is tried in blinkers for the first time.
Antara (GER) (9-0) 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Aoife Alainn (8-10) at Capannelle(ITY) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) sft in Oct.
First City 11-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, hampered on inside rail 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never on terms with leaders after, 6th of 7, 8l behind Seta (9-7) at Goodwood 1m fll lst stks (1) gd in Apr.
Mountain Rose (GER) 14-1 (8-11) 5th of 8 Big Hunter (9-1) at Longchamp(FR) 1m stk gd in May.
Saddlers Bend (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, effort 3f out, led and hung right from 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, won at Leicester 7f flls cond stks (3) gf in May beating Nabah (8-3) by nk, 5 ran.
Skyway (IRE) 10-3fav (9-2) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, headed final 100 yards and no extra, kept on same pace, 2nd of 19, 1 1/4l behind Moran Gra (9-7) at Leopardstown 1m ext hcp gf in May.
Timepiece 6-1 (8-12) Keen tracked leader until 2f out, ridden and kept on, one pace, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Midday (9-3) at York 1m 2f fll Grp 2 stks (1) gd in May.
Clinical 9-2 (8-12) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 9, 8l behind White Moonstone (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gs in Aug.
Nabah 16-1 (8-3) Chased leader, pushed along 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, hung right and stayed on again inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 5, nk behind Saddlers Bend (8-10) at Leicester 7f flls cond stks (3) gf in May.
Crystal Gal (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Towards rear, never nearer, 10th of 18, 4l behind St Moritz (9-2) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in May.
Silver Grey (IRE) 28-1 (8-9) Keen in touch in rear, ridden 3f out, not troubled leading trio, 4th of 5, 16l behind St Moritz (9-0) at Ripon 1m 2f stks (3) gd in Apr.