Unless one of the newcomers turns out to be above average, MALABAR looks the one to beat. She made a late surge to take fourth in the Albany Stakes over 6f here last month and should prove suited by this extra furlong. Crystal Malt stayed today's trip well enough when runner-up at Doncaster earlier and makes more appeal than both Jillanar and Rosie Royale. Roger Charlton won last year's renewal with a newcomer but Sister Of Mercy was tailed off on her debut at Newbury. Mistrusting is the first foal of a Group 2 winner and What Say You is a sister to the useful Martin Chuzzlewit.
Crystal Malt (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Raced centre, prominent, ridden over 2f out, no impression on winner from over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 16, 2l behind Goldcrest (9-0) at Newbury 6f mdn (4) gd.
Jillanar (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly away, raced centre towards rear, came stands side halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 5l behind East Coast Lady (9-0) at Newmarket 6f mdn (4) gs.
La Donacella Sir Percy filly out of Tessie.
Malabar 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway when edged right over 1f out, ridden and ran on, not reach leaders, 4th of 21, 2 1/2l behind Cursory Glance (9-0) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.
Mistrusting (IRE) Shamardal filly out of Misheer.
Rosie Royale (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed approaching final 2f, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Abaq (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Royal Party Royal Applause filly out of Foxtrot Alpha.
Sister Of Mercy (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Raced stands side, prominent, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 16, 28l behind Goldcrest (9-0) at Newbury 6f mdn (4) gd.
Tatiani Refuse To Bend filly out of Tech Zinne.
What Say You (IRE) Galileo filly out of Alta Anna.