chased leaders, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon no impression
tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong
chased leaders, lost place 2f out
held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, kept on same pace final furlong
held up, headway over 1f out, led approaching final furlong, strongly challenged closing stages, held on gamely
with leader, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
held up, never dangerous
led until over 1f out, soon rallied, every chance throughout final furlong, stayed on gamely towards finish, just failed
in touch, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, no extra closing stages
Inevitably a highly competitive affair in which Aidan O'Brien raids with COULD IT BE LOVE. The War Front filly tackles this trip for the first time this term and a prominent showing is anticipated as she's clear on official ratings based on her runner-up effort in the Irish 1000 Guineas and third place finish in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot. Her performance in the latter contest and a recent second in Group company in her homeland suggest this trip may suit ideally. Pretty Baby is a fascinating contender as she's unbeaten apart from when runner-up on debut and the style of her two successes this term have been achieved in some style. She's dangerous and this should tell us how good she is. Classical Times and Pepita make most appeal of the older brigade, whilst Maggies Angel ties in closely with the latter and is of interest along with Main Desire who disappointed at the Royal meeting when losing an unbeaten record.
Dancing Star 9-2 (9-0) With leader, disputing halfway, edged left headed and not pace of winner inside final furlong, kept on for 2nd, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Cardsharp (8-12) at Salisbury 6f lst stks (1) gf in Jun.
Magical Dreamer (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden to lead and flashed tail entering final furlong, ran on gamely, won at Newmarket 6f hcp fll (3) gf in Jun beating Time To Exceed (9-2) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Marie Of Lyon 10-1 (9-0) Close up early, in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon every chance, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Carolinae (9-0) at Chelmsford City 7f lst fll stks (1) pol in Jun.
Pepita (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) In touch, headway over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, pressed inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Musselburgh 7f lst fll stks (1) gd in Jun beating Maggies Angel (8-5) by nk, 10 ran.
Raven's Lady 10-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd close home, no threat to winner, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Classical Times (9-3) at Haydock 6f lst fll (1) gd in May.
Could It Be Love (USA) 5-6fav (9-0) Pressed leader in close 2nd, close up after 2f, disputed after 3f, travelled well to lead 2 1/2f out, ridden 1 1/2f out, pressed inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Xenobia (9-8) at Fairyhouse 7f Grp 3 fll stks (1) gf in Jul.
Maggies Angel (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Towards rear, headway on inner 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Pepita (9-1) at Musselburgh 7f lst fll stks (1) gd in Jun.
Pretty Baby (IRE) 10-11fav (8-7) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Nottingham 6f lst fll stks (1) gf in May beating Classical Times (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Worship (IRE) 4-7fav (9-4) Prominent, effort approaching final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Aljady (9-9) at Redcar 6f stks (5) gf in Jun.
Classical Times 18-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Above The Rest (9-3) at Newcastle 6f Grp 3 stks (1) pol in Jun.
Sandra's Secret (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Pressed leader, effort 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Elnadim Star (8-12) at Ayr 5f lst fll stks (1) gd in Jun.
Main Desire (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Always towards rear centre, 19th of 22, 10 1/2l behind Eqtidaar (9-3) at Ascot 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.