Three-year-olds have won eight of the last 10 renewals but BEATRICE AURORE could prove too good for all of these. She's been competing in Group races since winning a Listed event last summer and finished a creditable fifth in the Group 2 Windsor Forest over C&D last time with I Love Me well behind. A similar effort would make her the one to beat though Thistle Bird made a winning comeback in a Listed event at Windsor and could also figure. Pimpernel looked a bit more like her old self when fifth over C&D last month and makes most appeal of the younger fillies as 7f winner Free Verse has a bit to prove over today's longer trip.
Thistle Bird 6-1 (8-13) Tracked leading pair, pushed along and slightly outpaced over 3f out, rallied on rail approaching final 2f, chased winner over 1f out, upsides and hung badly left inside final furlong, driven ahead close home, won at Windsor 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Jun beating Coupe de Ville (8-8) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Beatrice Aurore (IRE) 18-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to reach leaders, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Joviality (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m fll Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Jun.
I Love Me 3-1fav (8-11) Tracked winner until weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Majestic Myles (9-2) at Chester 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft.
Moone's My Name 11-4 (10-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, led entering final furlong, soon hard pressed, all out, won at Newmarket 1m flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun beating Love Your Looks (9-8) by hd, 9 ran.
Night Lily (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Slowly in to stride, held up in last trio, some headway on inside over 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 10l behind Clinical (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Jun.
Raasekha 16-1 (9-7) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Boastful (9-7) at Goodwood 1m fll lst stks (1) sft in May.
Free Verse 8-1 (8-3) Dwelt, soon in touch and always going well, smooth headway 3f out, squeezed through to lead inside final 2f, edged left over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (2) sft beating Riot of Colour (8-6) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Pimpernel (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Raced in main group and held up towards rear, headway 3f out, challenged 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Duntle (9-2) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Listed hcp (1) gd in Jun.
Villeneuve (8-11) 6th of 12, 9l behind Barbayam (8-11) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 7f 3yo lst stk (1) gd.