short of room start, close up, pushed along 4f out, weakened 2f out
led, headed 10f out, tracked clear leader, closed on leader 3f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on same pace
in touch in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to chase clear winner inside final furlong
led 10f out, soon 3 lengths clear, increased lead 6f out, reduced lead 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace final furlong
tracked leaders, closed on leader 3f out, led over 1f out, pushed out
Last year’s Irish and Yorkshire Oaks winner SEVENTH HEAVEN has to compete off level weights against the boys but she’s the class act. The Ballydoyle filly looked as good as ever when chasing home Jack Hobbs in the Sheema Classic in Dubai on her reappearance and the others will need to have improved markedly over the winter to cause an upset. Across The Stars won the King Edward VII Stakes at Ascot last summer, however, and One Foot In Heaven won a Group 2 at Chantilly in October and was then third in the Hong Kong Vase. Galapiat has easily only won a couple of handicaps since joining Mark Johnston but will struggle to dominate this field.
Cleonte (IRE) (8-9) 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Moonshiner (8-11) at Saint-Cloud 1m 7f Grp 3 in Sep.
Galapiat 11-10fav (9-11) Made all, pushed along 2f out, ran on final furlong, comfortable, unchallenged, won at Epsom 1m 4f hcp (3) gd in Apr beating Whinging Willie (8-8) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
One Foot In Heaven (IRE) (9-3) 7th of 11, 4 1/4l behind Cloth Of Stars (8-13) at Chantilly 1m 2f Grp 2 stks gd in Apr.
Pinzolo 8-1 (9-5) Raced wide in touch, headway to track leaders 10f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 23 1/4l behind Winning Story (9-1) at Lingfield 2m stks (2) pol in Apr.
Seventh Heaven (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Jack Hobbs (9-0) at Meydan 1m 4f Grp 1 gd in Mar.
Across The Stars (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up, in 4th, driven to chase leaders 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to chase front pair when hung left inside final furlong, always held, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Idaho (9-0) at York 1m 4f Grp 2 stks (1) gf in Aug.