Thistlebird won last year's renewal and also beat one of today's leading contenders in Ultrasonic at Epsom earlier this season. The latter makes most appeal of the older fillies but may find the weight concession to the three-year-olds beyond her. The latter age group are closely matched with Annecdote bidding for a hat trick on the back of a win over track and trip where she just got the better of Auction with LIGHT UP MY LIFE further behind. But the Hannon filly was drawn away from the main action on that occasion and is fancied to reverse running in this. Falls Of Lora appears to be the first choice of the Godolphin trio but she'll need to step up on this year's efforts to figure and Arsaadi makes more appeal.
Arsaadi (IRE) 9-4fav (10-0) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression with winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Galician (9-7) at Newbury 1m fll hcp (2) gf.
Dark Orchid (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders on outside, steadied when stumbled badly after 1f, closed 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 26l behind Making Eyes (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gs in Jun.
Falls Of Lora (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up, took keen hold, some headway 2f out, no impression, 6th of 8, 11l behind Making Eyes (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gs in Jun.
Sweetnessandlight 9-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd and in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to chase winner last 100 yards, always held, 2nd of 3, 3 1/2l behind Quick Wit (8-9) at Doncaster 1m stks (3) fm.
Ultrasonic (USA) 3-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, not clear run from over 1f out, switched right entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Gifted Girl (8-12) at Pontefract 1m fll lst stks (1) gf.
Westwiththenight (IRE) 4-1fav (9-10) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 14, 6l behind Sam Sharp (9-4) at York 1m 1f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Winter's Night (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Raced far side, chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 28, 3 1/2l behind Belgian Bill (8-11) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gf in Jun.
Annecdote 11-1 (8-7) Raced far side, chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, driven annd stayed on to lead final 100 yards, held on gamely, won at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Listed hcp (1) gf in Jun beating Auction (8-7) by nk, 26 ran.
Auction (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Held up in last trio, headway when hung right over 2f out, hampered 2f out, stayed on well in closing stages, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Integral (8-12) at Sandown 1m 3yo lst fll (1) gf.
Light Up My Life (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Led, awkward on bend halfway, ridden over 1f out, headed final 110 yards, not pace of winner, kept on for 2nd, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Integral (8-12) at Sandown 1m 3yo lst fll (1) gf.
Zibelina (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, clear final furlong, very easily, won at Newcastle 7f fll mdn stks (5) gs in Jun beating Graceful Act (9-7) by 10l, 10 ran.