The unbeaten LADY AURELIA landed her first Group 1 with success in the Prix Morny at Deauville. She is probably better over 5f given her blistering pace but Wesley Ward’s filly held on by a neck over the 6f in France last time and today’s faster ground will be in her favour. Queen Kindly is progressing well and beat Cherry Hinton winner Roly Poly in the Lowther at York last month. She looks a genuine threat and is also preferred to the other Ballydoyle filly and Albany Stakes winner Brave Anna. Holy Cat and Pellucid were both placed in Group 3 company on their respective latest starts but have some improving to do if they are to figure at this level.
Brave Anna (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Rear, driven in 6th 2 1/2f out, no impression, kept on one pace final furlong, never a factor, 6th of 7, 9 1/2l behind Intricately (9-0) at Curragh 7f Grp 1 fll stks (1) Yielding in Sep.
Holy Cat (IRE) 2-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on inner and 5th halfway, pushed along from 2f out, ridden from 1f out and kept on into 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 4 1/4l behind Intelligence Cross (9-3) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 stks (1) gd in Aug.
Lady Aurelia (USA) (8-10) won at Deauville 6f Grp 1 gd in Aug beating Alrahma (8-10) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Pellucid 5-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Madam Dancealot (9-0) at Salisbury 6f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gf in Sep.
Queen Kindly 9-2 (9-0) Close up behind leaders, headway when short of room over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at York 6f Grp 2 fll stks (1) gf in Aug beating Roly Poly (9-3) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Roly Poly (USA) 15-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, rallied to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Queen Kindly (9-0) at York 6f Grp 2 fll stks (1) gf in Aug.