Only one favourite has won this in 10 years. Jim Bolger runs Chroussa and the newcomer Intense Debate but the former was well beaten on her only start at this level at Ascot. Minorette set the pace in a Listed contest over a mile here a couple of weeks ago and was still in front at this trip before being caught inside the final furlong by Avenue Gabriel and Ballybacka Queen. This should prove her distance and she can lead them a merry dance but a line through the runner-up gives TARFASHA the edge as she easily beat her at the Galway Festival. My Titania provided John Oxx with some relief after a dismal season when scoring at Leopardstown three weeks ago and can only get better.
Chicago Girl (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Soon led, pushed along 2f out, swished tail, ridden and challenged 1f out, disputed inside final furlong and kept on well, just headed at line, 2nd of 11, shd behind Adelana (9-0) at Killarney 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks gd in Aug.
Chroussa (IRE) 6-5fav (9-0) Led and disputed, went clear from over 1f out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Listowel 6f 2yo fll mdn beating Sophie's World (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 14 ran.
Colour Blue (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Waited with towards the back, 5th approaching straight, kept on well under pressure without matching 1st 2 inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Mekong River (9-5) at Listowel 1m 2yo hcp.
Diamond Stilettos (IRE) 9-4 (8-11) Soon prominent on near side, niggled along 2f out, led 1f out, asserted closing stages, won at Tipperary 5f 2yo mdn gd beating Amygdala (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 14 ran.
Intense Debate (IRE) Intense Focus filly out of Bronntanas.
Minorette (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong and headed last 50 yards, 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Avenue Gabriel (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd.
My Titania (IRE) 6-4 (9-0) Always prominent, pushed along to lead entering straight, soon ridden clear, stayed on well final furlong, comfortably, won at Leopardstown 7f 2yo fll mdn gd beating Afternoon Sunlight (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 15 ran.
Tarfasha (IRE) 2-5fav (9-0) Soon led, ridden to assert over 1f out, kept on strongly, comfortably, won at Galway 7f 2yo fll mdn in Jul beating Ballybacka Queen (8-11) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.