A tricky contest to evaluate as a few of these have already met this season, with varying results. Wild Coco beat Jehannedarc and Queen's Vase winner Estimate over this trip at Goodwood on her reappearance but doesn't stand much racing and whether she'll reproduce that form here is questionable. Estimate's trainer Sir Michael Stoute also has Monshak in the line-up but she refused to race at York last time having looked a progressive filly at Chester in July. Kailani beat Hazel Lavery over 1m2f at Newmarket in May and again had Charles Hills' filly behind when seventh in the Ribblesdale at Ascot. The latter was also behind Wild Coco at Goodwood but did beat AMBIVALENT over 1m4f at Newmarket in July. Roger Varian's charge left that form behind when beating good yardstick Set To Music on much quicker going at Newbury next time, however, and has a generally progressive profile. Her breeding suggests she'll enjoy the more searching test of stamina so she gets a tentative vote with the hat-trick-seeking Gallipot and Cracking Lass likely to find this too tough, though Richard Fahey's five-year-old did finish ahead of Bite Of The Cherry at York last month.
Cracking Lass (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 3f out, chasewd winner and every chance over 2f out, no extra and lost 2nd place post, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Pale Mimosa (8-8) at York 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd in Aug.
Wild Coco (GER) 6-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, smooth headway on outside 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, led over 1f out, came clear final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Goodwood 1m 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Aug beating Jehannedarc (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Ambivalent (IRE) 9-2 (8-6) Reluctant to load stalls, took keen hold, held up in last pair, headway 4f out, went 3rd 2f out, chased leader inside final 2f, led inside final furlong, stayed on strongly and clear when ridden and veered left well inside final furlong, won at Newbury 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gf in Aug beating Set To Music (9-6) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Bite Of The Cherry 15-2 (8-8) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Pale Mimosa (8-8) at York 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd in Aug.
Estimate (IRE) 3-1fav (8-9) In touch, closer order 6f out, headway 3f out, soon disputing 2nd, chased winner over 2f out, no impression final furlong, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Wild Coco (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Aug.
Gallipot Evensfav (9-5) Pressed leader until led over 4f out, ridden and pressed from over 1f out, ran on, won at Kempton 1m 3f fll hcp (4) pol in Aug beating Bedazzled (8-13) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Hazel Lavery (IRE) 6-1 (8-6) In rear, plugged on final 2f, never invloved, 9th of 12, 12l behind Wild Coco (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Aug.
Kailani 13-2 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, never involved, 7th of 14, 16l behind Princess Highway (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo fll Grp 2 (1) gs in Jun.
Monshak (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Refused to race, in a race won by Guarantee (9-4) at York 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Aug, 16 ran.