Heaven Sent is always a player in races of this sort of ilk (second in the race last year) but LUSH LASHES is the sort of filly who can shrug off her penalty and she gets the nod over Proviso. Jim Bolger's daughter of Galileo comes here on the back of a roll in the mud at the Curragh in May. That was her first run of the season and she wasn't disgraced behind some good colts (race won by Casual Conquest). Now reunited with better ground and back at Ascot where she is one from one, this classy miler can return to the winners' enclosure. Spacious has become disappointing and looks to have regressed significantly since her two-year-old succceses, so a bigger Cheveley Park threat must be Heaven Sent. Ryan Moore knows the mare well and another big run must be on the cards, but the feeling is that she is just below this level, especially compared to the selection. Chantilly Tiffany has bumped into a few of these before, including when beaten behind Heaven Sent at Kempton a year ago. More of a threat then may be the progressive Eva's Request who is a credit to connections; she beat Spacious at Epsom last time out and this hardy filly is not one to underestimate. She's Our Mark and Royal Confidence join Rosaleen on the list of horses who probably need to improve on what we have seen so far, so of more interest is Proviso who completes the field. Ande Fabre's Dansili filly was a Group Three winner as a juvenile and her fourth to Zarkava in last-year's Prix De Diane means that she must be feared; quick ground is one question mark for her however having never faced it before. Lush Lashes is the class act in the line-up and she is nominated accordingly.
Lush Lashes 4-1 (8-11) Chased leaders early, dropped to rear after 3f, ridden in 4th 2f out, stayed on to 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Casual Conquest (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 1 hvy in May.
Chantilly Tiffany 13-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, pushed along in 4th over 3f out, 3rd over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 8, 6l behind Emily Blake (9-1) at Curragh 1m Grp 3 hvy in May.
Eva's Request (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Held up in last pair, 6th on inside straight, good headway on rails from 3f out, challenging 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well and in command towards finish, won at Epsom Downs 1m fll stks G3 (1) gd beating Alnadana (9-6) by 1l, 8 ran.
Heaven Sent 4-11fav (8-12) In touch, switched left and improved over 2f out, ridden and quickened to lead well over 1f out, soon in command, idle towards finish, won at Newmarket 1m 1f fll stks G3 (1) gf in May beating Casilda (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
Proviso 9-1 (8-12) 5th of 9, 6l behind Never On Sunday (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 1f Grp 1 sft in May.
Rosaleen (IRE) 10-11fav (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, led final furlong, kept on well, won at Pontefract 1m fll lst stks (1) gd beating Just Lille (8-12) by 2l, 8 ran.
Royal Confidence 33-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Main Aim (9-0) at Haydock 7f stks (1) gd in May.
She's Our Mark 7-2 (9-9) Held up behind leaders, moderate 5th halfway, closer 4f out, 7th over 2f out, headway 1 1/2f out, ridden into 2nd under 1f out, kept on final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Deauville Vision (9-6) at Curragh 1m 2f Listed stks gd.
Spacious 13-8fav (9-6) Held up in 6th on outer, good progress and 3rd straight, went 2nd and every chance 2f out, soon driven, no extra approaching final furlong, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Eva's Request (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m fll stks G3 (1) gd.