This Listed Handicap for three-year-old fillies will surely have all but the hardest and hardened of punters running for cover. From a rather lengthy shortlist of SAY NO NOW, Moonlife, Please Sing and Golden Stream, it is the first-named who receives the most tentative of votes. This looks a fantastic puzzle to solve, but David Lanigan's filly may be the answer. She made her debut in a conditions race (behind Moonlife) in September, but won on her first start this season at Nottingham on quick ground. Then stepped up in grade to Listed company last time she ran a blinder in third behind Moneycantbuymelove and with the drop in trip in her favour this afternoon she may well surprise a few. Moneycantbuymelove is an obvious danger although she is racing on 4lb worse terms, whilst Silver Games and King's Starlet cannot be overlooked despite having to race from out of the weights. Good Again is a course and distance winner, whilst Wajah is the one chosen by Richard Hills from several possible mounts and she could be a different proposition after a two month break having raced in the Nell Gwyn last time out. Please Sing is one of many others in the line-up dropping back from Group company, although she has stamina to prove this afternoon. Moonlife is progressive and only lost out narrowly at York on her reappearance; she was an unlucky loser on that occasion and granted a smoother passage today she must go close. Photographic has a very progressive profile, whislt Beat Seven and Baileys Cacao may do better today with the drop in trip suting both and Philip Robinson looking a great jockey booking for top-weight Beat Seven. Damaniyat Girl, Lassarina, First City and Badiat Alzaman join Arabian Image on a list of feasible winners, but it is Say No Now who can provide trainer David Lanigan with his first Ascot winner.
Beat Seven 10-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up, ridden 3f out, soon struggling, 7th of 9, 11l behind Splashdown (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gf.
Baileys Cacao (IRE) 17-2 (8-8) Led 1f, tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Eva's Request (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m fll stks G3 (1) gd.
Moonlife (IRE) 2-1fav (8-12) Towards rear, headway when not much room over 2f, switched left and then right and headway over 1f, had every chance entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, hd behind Nashmiah (9-1) at York 1m 3yo fll lst stsk (1) gs in May.
Misdaqeya 16-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden over 2f, no impression, 9th of 11, 17l behind Fantasia (8-12) at Newmarket 7f fll stks Group 3 (1) gf in Apr.
Damaniyat Girl (USA) 4-1 (8-5) Bumped start, soon led, ridden 2f out, and headed, 5th of 10, 1 1/4l behind San Sicharia (9-3) at Lingfield 7f fll stks Group 3 (1) gf in May.
Please Sing 12-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, towards rear, not clear run 2f out, ridden over 1f out, keeping on when not clear run again and switched left inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind San Sicharia (9-3) at Lingfield 7f fll stks Group 3 (1) gf in May.
Rose Diamond (IRE) 15-8fav (9-1) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 3rd entering straight, stayed on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Apple Charlotte (9-1) at Ascot 1m 3yo fll (3) gf in Apr.
Lassarina (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Started slowly, behind, not clear run over 2f out, headway and edged right over 1f out, stayed on final furlong without troubling leaders, 5th of 16, 5l behind Lahaleeb (9-0) at Newbury 7f fll stks Group 3 (1) sft in Apr.
Moneycantbuymelove (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Held up in rear in steadily run race, eased to outside inside final 2f, quickened to lead inside final furlong, forged clear, ridden out, won at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo fll lst stsk (1) gf in May beating Fallen In Love (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Good Again 11-1 (8-11) Held up and keen, ridden over 3f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 4th of 15, 6l behind Desert Creek (7-12) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp (2) hvy in May.
First City 20-1 (8-11) 8th of 9, 8l behind Homebound (8-11) at Chantilly(FR) 1m stk in May.
Golden Stream (IRE) 11-4fav (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 6th of 8, 13l behind Take The Hint (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo fll lst stsk (1) gf in May.
Photographic 9-4fav (9-1) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, led over 1f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 14, nk behind Brief Encounter (8-9) at York 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May.
Wajaha (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Keen, in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 16l behind Fantasia (8-12) at Newmarket 7f fll stks Group 3 (1) gf in Apr.
Arabian Mirage 25-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 10l behind Fantasia (8-12) at Newmarket 7f fll stks Group 3 (1) gf in Apr.
Badiat Alzaman (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, held up in touch, 6th straight, ridden and bumped over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 9l behind Eva's Request (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m fll stks G3 (1) gd.
Greenisland (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Took keen hold behind leaders, ridden along over 2f out, not much room and hampered when weakening over 1f out, last of 7, 18l behind Nashmiah (9-1) at York 1m 3yo fll lst stsk (1) gs in May.
Say No Now (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Led for 1f, tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Moneycantbuymelove (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo fll lst stsk (1) gf in May.
Silver Games (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, led just inside final furlong, held on well, won at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (4) gf in May beating Tarzan (8-13) by ns, 8 ran.
Qalahari (IRE) 5-2 (8-2) In touch, improved to chase winner over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 2nd of 4, 7l behind Carcinetto (8-12) at Leicester 7f fll stks (2) gf.
King's Starlet 14-1 (8-12) Broke well, pulled hard and soon steadied rear, bit slipped entering straight, continued to hang right after, driven along and no impression over 2f out, eased when no chance final furlong, last of 6, 12l behind Apple Charlotte (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll lst stsk (1) gd in May.