Midday, High Heeled and Heaven Sent are the trio to focus on here, with MIDDAY, despite a disappointing effort last time, having the necessary class to take this prestigious affair. High Heeled, placed in the Oaks, advertised that form with a sound win at York recently, where she showed stamina was her forte. She took a long time to pick up however, and she may find one or two of these too speedy, though she looks sure to run her race. Heaven Sent ran a blinder in the Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket, a Group One affair, but has been found wanting at this trip previously and is opposed. Midday was all at sea on the testing ground in the Irish Oaks, and provided that effort has not taken its toll, the race is best forgotten. She had previously made Sariska pull out all the stops in The Oaks, and scored in emphatic style at Lingfield over only a furlong further than here. Midday has conditions to suit and can return to winning form.
Barshiba (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Made all, keen early, hung left and ridden from over 2f out, challenged approaching final furlong, stayed on well, won at Newmarket 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd in Jul beating Princess Taylor (9-2) by 3l, 8 ran.
Heaven Sent 8-1 (9-5) Held up, mid-division, improved 2f out, ridden and effort entering final furlong, took 2nd towards finish, driven out, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Goldikova (9-5) at Newmarket 1m Group 1 fll stks (3yo+) (1) gd in Jul.
Katiyra (IRE) 5-2 (9-9) Chased leader in 2nd, ridden in 3rd under 2f out, no extra in 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 4l behind Dar Re Mi (9-9) at Curragh 1m 2f gd in Jun.
Saphira's Fire (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Not much room on inside after 1f, held up, headway over 3f out, switched right over 2f out, chased winner briefly inside final 2f, edged left entering final furlong, one pace, 5th of 8, 6l behind Barshiba (9-5) at Haydock 1m 4f Grp 2 flls (1) gf in Jul.
Spacious 11-2 (9-5) Led, pressed from 2f out, soon ridden, headed 1f out, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Goldikova (9-5) at Newmarket 1m Group 1 fll stks (3yo+) (1) gd in Jul.
High Heeled (IRE) Evensfav (8-8) Held up towards rear and keen, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at York 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gd in Jul beating Ave (8-8) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Midday 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 3rd 5f out, ridden in 2nd 3f out, dropped to 3rd over 1f out, no extra, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Sariska (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f fll stk Grp 3 gd in Jul.
Moneycantbuymelove (IRE) 9-2fav (8-11) Held up last, not clear run over 2f out, good headway soon after, chased leader over 1f out, ran on to lead final 100 yards, won going away, won at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo fll lst hcp (1) gf in Jun beating Golden Stream (8-9) by 2l, 19 ran.
Nashmiah (IRE) 15-2 (8-6) Tracked leaders, disputing 2nd over 1f out, soon slightly impeded, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Regal Parade (9-2) at Chester 7f Listed stks (1) gf in Jul.
Rainbow View (USA) 9-4 (8-10) Held up, improved 2f out, effort entering final furlong, driven and stayed on same pace, 4th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Goldikova (9-5) at Newmarket 1m Group 1 fll stks (3yo+) (1) gd in Jul.