RIBBONS was no match for Zurigha at Kempton three weeks ago but this is a more suitable test for James Fanshawe's filly, who won her first four starts before stepping up to Listed company. She looks the one to beat ahead of Majestic Queen, who only won a match at Dundalk last month. Fashion Line never seems to run a bad race but this is her toughest task to date. Dutch Rose had Nurpur behind at York in August but the top weight may need this. Feedyah, twice placed behind Ihtimal at Meydan at the start of the year, looks the pick of the three-year-olds as both Lady Frances and Rasheeda will have to carry more than their allotted weight.
Dutch Rose (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 9, 10l behind Top Notch Tonto (9-3) at Redcar 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Oct.
Masarah (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Led, riddden over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, headed final 150 yards, dropped to 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Forgive (9-0) at Lingfield 1m flls lst stks (1) pol in Oct.
Ribbons 7-2 (9-0) In touch, towards rear, ridden 2f out, ran on final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Zurigha (9-3) at Kempton 1m fll lst stks (1) pol in Apr.
Majestic Queen 2-1 (10-0) Chased leader in 2nd, pushed along entering straight, improved to lead and ridden under 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Dundalk 1m fll stk pol in Apr beating Adelana (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 2 ran.
Fashion Line (IRE) 7-4 (9-2) Tracked leader, every chance from over 1f out, kept on well closing stages, just failed, 2nd of 4, hd behind Trixie Malone (8-1) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Nurpur (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) In rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden and hung left, one pace, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Baraweez (8-12) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Amulet 14-1 (9-7) With leader, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 11l behind Be My Gal (8-8) at Goodwood 1m fll lst stks (1) gs.
Feedyah (USA) 8-1 (8-9) 2nd of 8, 10l behind Ihtimal (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f flls Group 3 (1) in Feb.
Lady Frances 11-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, switched left and not much room 2f out, soon close up, stayed on same pace and no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Azagal (9-5) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Rasheeda 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace under pressure, no impression with front trio final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Adhwaa (8-12) at Ascot 1m 3yo fll stks (3) sft in Apr.