Izzi Top landed her first Group 1 in the Pretty Polly at the Curragh last month and is likely to start favourite for the all-conquering Gosden yard as she may not have finished improving yet. Nahrain made her comeback over a mile at the Royal Ascot meeting and she's a leading contender on last year's nose defeat of Announce in the Prix De L'Opera at Longchamp. The latter had previously won a Group 1 at Deauville when just getting the better of TIMEPIECE. Sir Henry Cecil's mare has been way below par so far this season but she gets another chance to show her best here and emulate retired stablemate Midday, who landed a famous hat-trick of wins in this race last year. The three-year-olds Was and another Gosden runner, The Fugue, have both been beaten since finishing first and third respectively in the Oaks at Epsom and they'll need to take another step forward against these older horses while Clinical, Lay Time and Sea Of Heartbreak also have something to find in a cracking renewal.
Clinical 11-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 9l behind Joviality (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m fll Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Jun.
Izzi Top 6-4 (9-9) Tracked leader, niggled along briefly approaching 2f out, soon closed up travelling well, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Curragh 1m 2f flls Grp 1 (1) sft in Jul beating Sapphire (9-9) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
Lay Time 10-1 (9-5) Led after 1f and set steady pace, ridden and headed approaching final 2f, chased leader until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 10l behind Giofra (9-5) at Newmarket 1m flls Grp 1 (1) sft in Jul.
Nahrain 13-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, every chance approaching final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 8l behind Joviality (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m fll Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Jun.
Sea Of Heartbreak (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Held up in last pair, ridden 3f out, stayed on same pace and no impression final 2f, 5th of 7, 13l behind Fiorente (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) sft in Jul.
Timepiece 7-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 17l behind Izzi Top (8-12) at York 1m 2f fll Grp 2 stks (1) gd in May.
The Fugue 5-2fav (8-12) Held up in mid-division on inside, good headway over 3f out, went 3rd on inside well over 2f out, unable to quicken when switched left over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd last strides, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 6l behind Princess Highway (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo fll Grp 2 (1) gs in Jun.
Was (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, disputed 3 1/2f out, close 2nd 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on, challenging when hampered under 1f out, no extra, 4th of 7, 5l behind Great Heavens (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) sft in Jul.