Squaw Dance has obvious claims in this conditions event, with Coconut Squeak the main danger and Marajuana likely to run well without being good enough. A Listed winner at Newmarket last October, Squaw Dance was taken off her feet in the Sandringham at Royal Ascot at York before showing improved form to finish within a length of Bon Nuit in a Listed fillies' race at Sandown 17 days ago. The return to front-running tactics contributed to her improved performance that day, and as she is rated 102, Willie Haggas's filly has a stone and upwards in hand of her rivals here. There should be a good battle for second though, with Coconut Squeak, a likeable second at Salisbury, taken to fill that berth. Extreme Beauty and Marajuana will need to improve on what they showed on their Newmarket return a fortnight ago. Using the ratings as a guide, it will be a shock if Squaw Dance is beaten.
Coconut Squeak 9-2jt-fav (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon close up on outside, led over 2f out, ran on well, ridden out, won at Salisbury 6f 3yo fll hcp (5) gf in Jun beating Evanesce (7-11) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Extreme Beauty (USA) 66-1 (9-7) Raced far side, held up, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 20, 13l behind Clinet (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll hcp (2) gd.
Marajuana 40-1 (8-12) Raced stand side, slowly into stride, soon prominent, weakening when short of room over 1f out, 17th of 20, 19l behind Clinet (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll hcp (2) gd.
Rose Bien 100-1 (8-2) Towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 14, 9l behind Cava Bien (8-8) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn aut (H5) gd in Oct.
Squaw Dance 33-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, stayed on well from 1f out, headed close home, no extra, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Bon Nuit (8-11) at Sandown 1m 3yo lst fll (1) gf.