ALYSSA made a promising start when runner-up at Ascot last month, finishing just ahead of the more exposed Bay of St Malo. Ralph Beckett won this with the high-class Secret Gesture back in 2012 and his filly can follow suit. Khaleesy was not beaten far on her debut at Newmarket but jockey bookings suggest stablemate and newcomer Natural Beauty is preferred while both Last Tango Inparis and Tuolumne Meadows showed up well on their respective debuts and could be thereabouts. The newcomers will need to be above average to land this with Rock Opera preferred to High Hopes.
Alyssa 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on outer, pushed along 3f out, unable to quicken 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Dawn Of Hope (9-0) at Ascot 1m mdn fll stks (4) gs in Sep.
Bay of St Malo (IRE) 7-4fav (9-0) In touch on outside, ridden inside final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Desiderada (9-0) at Kempton 7f mdn fll stks (5) pol in Oct.
Cla Rock (IRE) Iffraaj filly out of Blessed Biata.
High Hopes Zamindar filly out of Dixielake.
Hijran (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Held up in last trio, switched left and pushed along over 2f out, no progress, 6th of 9, 10 3/4l behind Dawn Of Hope (9-0) at Ascot 1m mdn fll stks (4) gs in Sep.
Khaleesy (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Hampered start mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 17, 2 1/2l behind Materialistic (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (2) gs in Oct.
Last Tango Inparis 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway approaching final furlong, ran on, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Harrison (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 1f mdn stks (4) gs in Oct.
Malmoosa (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Not much room start, in rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 7 3/4l behind Aljuljalah (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (4) gd in Sep.
Merriment Makfi filly out of Trianon.
Natural Beauty 25-1 (9-0) Dwelt always in rear, 9th of 12, 14 3/4l behind Alice Springs (9-0) at Newmarket 7f fll (2) gf in Oct.
Rock Opera Fastnet Rock filly out of Opera Glass.
Tuolumne Meadows 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along in mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Nessita (9-0) at Kempton 1m mdn fll stks (5) pol in Oct.