BASILICATA has the form in the book with a promising debut effort at Goodwood. Beaten only a short-head on that occasion, she should have the measure of Tribute To Jade and Sarsaparilla. The latter steps up in trip today and the other Godolphin runner Gold Wing is preferred as she’s a half-sister to no less than seven winners. Alagappa is also related to several winners but Iconic Queen is a half-sister to Group 1 winner Arabian Queen among others and makes most appeal of the newcomers.
Basilicata (IRE) 7-4 (9-0) Led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 5, shd behind Feathers (9-0) at Goodwood 7f fll stks (5) gf in Jun.
Gold Wing Golden Horn filly out of Aviacion.
Iconic Queen Invincible Spirit filly out of Barshiba.
Lunar Shadow Sea The Moon filly out of The Pirate's Queen.
Sarsaparilla 5-2 (9-0) Pushed along towards rear on outside, pulled wide and ridden over 2f out, ran on, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Ghaaliya (9-0) at Kempton 6f fll stks (5) pol in Jun.
Spring Time Bay (IRE) Fascinating Rock filly out of Serenity Dove.
Tribute To Jade 16-1 (9-0) In touch, outpaced halfway, 7th of 8, 4 1/4l behind Isabella Giles (9-0) at Leicester 6f mdn fll stks (5) gd in Jun.
Alagappa Archipenko filly out of Alma Mater.