Drying ground would help OPERA GAL get her act together and this one-time Fillies' Mile entry just edges preference ahead of Thrill and Shimmering Moment. The last named made a respectable start for Henry Cecil on the all-weather at Lingfield in August - finding things happening a touch too quickly over an inadequate six furlongs. Like the selection she had exalted entries at one stage and will need to start improving quickly to justify the lofty price tag from when she went through the sales ring. Cecil's charge may simply need more time, though. She looks more of work in progress and is a long-term prospect. Thrill showed up well in a maiden won by a Godolphin 'hotpot' at Kempton three weeks ago; the form of which took a slight knock last week at Leicester. Still, John Gosden is a masterful trainer of this type of animal, so the daughter of Pivotal has to merit a second look in the betting. However, the form of Opera Gal's latest start received a much more encouraging boost last Friday and, assuming the ground doesn't deteriorate into a bog, Andrew Balding's filly looks to have been found a good opportunity to launch a solid attack today.
Celebrian Fasliyev filly out of Triplemoon.
Centime Royal Applause filly out of Argent Du Bois.
Issabella Gem (IRE) Marju filly out of Robin.
Lauren's Kitty (IRE) One Cool Cat filly out of Home Comforts.
Leaving Alone (USA) Mr Greeley filly out of Spankin'.
Lily Rio (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, lost place over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 21l behind Zahoo (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2yo stks (5) gf in Sep.
Madam Ruby (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Behind, switched left, headway halfway, chased leaders over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Leitzu (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 2yo fll mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Mini Max 100-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, edged left and weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Eolith (9-2) at Kempton 7f fll cond stks (3) pol in Sep.
Opera Gal (IRE) 7-2 (8-7) Led, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 6l behind Raine's Cross (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2yo nov stk (4) gs in Sep.
Revered Oasis Dream filly out of Arrive.
Roxy Flyer (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar filly out of Dyna Flyer.
Scarcity (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, hung left well over 1f out, always behind, 10th of 11, 14l behind Dylanesque (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo stks (4) gf in Sep.
Shimmering Moment (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Transvaal Sky (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Aug.
Thaahira (USA) Dynaformer filly out of Mehthaaf.
Thrill 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on outer, unable to quicken over 2f out, pushed along and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Magic Doll (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol in Sep.
Field Day (IRE) Cape Cross filly out of Naval Affair.