Aidan O’Brien and Charlie Appleby have won the last four renewals between them and both are represented today. The Ballydoyle filly Pink Dogwoood improves with every start and won a maiden by seven lengths at Gowran last time while the Godolphin filly Ceratonia made a winning start at Ascot and ran a big race when second in a Group 3 over track and trip last time. She’s preferred to Dubai Beauty but found the unbeaten ROCQUES too good here and Fabrice Chappet’s charge looks the one beat again with further improvement on the cards. Star Terms is not out of this for the Hannon yard on her second in the May Hill at Doncaster while Matematica may improve past the likes of Lily’s Candle and Lagrandecatherine.
Star Terms 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Fleeting (9-0) at Doncaster 1m Grp 2 fll stks (1) gd in Sep.
Pink Dogwood (IRE) 4-6fav (9-0) Made all, soon pressed, ridden to assert 1 1/2f out, stayed on strongly to stretch clear inside final furlong, won at Gowran Park 1m mdn fll hvy in Sep beating Bodhicitta (9-0) by 7l, 15 ran.
Lily's Candle (FR) (8-11) 4th of 6, 3/4l behind The Black Album (8-13) at Longchamp 7f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Sep.
Rocques (FR) (9-1) won at Longchamp 1m Grp 3 stks in Sep beating Ceratonia (9-1) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Lagrandecatherine (FR) (8-11) 2nd of 7, 3l behind Beyond Reason (8-11) at Deauville 7f Grp 2 stks gs in Aug.
Ceratonia (9-1) 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Rocques (9-1) at Longchamp 1m Grp 3 stks in Sep.
Dubai Beauty (IRE) 11-8fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, challenged over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 7th of 11, 10l behind Fleeting (9-0) at Doncaster 1m Grp 2 fll stks (1) gd in Sep.
Matematica (GER) (8-13) 2nd of 7, shd behind Romanciere (8-13) at Longchamp 1m stks gd in Sep.