GRETCHEN (NAP) finished well ahead of Pandora when fifth in the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot. Never a factor in the Irish Oaks subsequently, John Gosden's filly should find this company much less taxing and still has time on her side. Endless Time probably deserves her chance in this higher grade having run up a sequence in maidens and handicaps but has a few pounds to find to extend her winning run. Mikel Delzangles' Sahrawi and Sir Michael Stoute's Asyad look the pick of the older fillies, though Spacelab showed a nice turn of foot last time at Newbury.
Asyad (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Took keen hold tracking leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Ascot 1m 4f hcp fll (3) gf in Jul beating Dreamlike (8-5) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Momentus (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Led after 2f, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 8 1/4l behind Lady Tiana (9-5) at Haydock 1m 4f Grp 2 fll (1) gs in Jul.
Monaleen (IRE) 5-1fav (9-5) Restless in stalls, slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway towards inside over 2f out, ridden and one pace inside final furlong, held when not clear run and eased towards finish, 6th of 13, 3 3/4l behind Donny Rover (9-7) at York 1m 2f hcp (3) gf in Jun.
Sahrawi (GER) 8-1 (8-8) 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Zack Hall (8-11) at Lyon-Parilly 1m 4f lst stks gd in May.
Spacelab 5-1 (9-6) In touch, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead close home, won at Newbury 1m 4f hcp fll (3) gf in Jul beating Melodious (8-5) by shd, 6 ran.
Strawberry Martini 9-2 (9-3) Led after 2f, made rest, ridden and ran on, won at Sandown 1m 6f hcp (4) gf in Jul beating Satellite (9-7) by 6l, 7 ran.
Urban Castle (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division, under pressure over 5f out, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never a threat, 5th of 10, 4 3/4l behind Astronereus (9-11) at York 1m 6f hcp lst stks (1) gd in Jul.
Endless Time (IRE) 5-6fav (8-7) Soon led, edging left under pressure over 1f out, slight lead when hung badly left to near side rail inside final furlong, always doing enough, won at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp fll (3) gd in May beating Simple Verse (8-1) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Gretchen 14-1 (9-0) Towards rear in 7th, pushed along over 3f out, raced on outer straight and soon no impression, one pace, 7th of 9, 7 3/4l behind Covert Love (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f Grp 1 fll (1) gd in Jul.
Pandora (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Keen towards rear, weakened 2f out, soon eased, last of 10, 33 3/4l behind Curvy (9-0) at Ascot 1m 4f Grp 2 fll stks (1) gf in Jun.
Banzari 6-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd over 9f out, ridden over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 8 1/4l behind Diamondsandrubies (9-0) at Chester 1m 3f lst fll (1) gs in May.