Firm ground has robbed the race of some classy entries but the choice is ALBASHARAH who wins the title of the unluckiest horse to run at Royal Ascot 2013. She was consistently denied a run in the Listed Wolferton Handicap before crossing the line still on the bridle in finishing fifth. She steps up to 1m4f for the first time and is taken to gain very decent compensation for that Ascot reversal. Moment In Time stepped up on previous efforts when outbattling Nymphea to land a course and distance success in the Pinnacle Stakes last time, whilst Midnight Soprano arrives on the back of a game success in Cork's Group 3 Noblesse Stakes. Gallipot and Wannabe Loved cannot be ruled out for John Gosden whilst Banoffee, seventh in The Oaks, is left as the sole filly to fly the three-year-old flag.
Albasharah (USA) 3-1fav (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 5th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Forgotten Voice (9-2) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gf in Jun.
Coquet 3-1 (8-12) Tracked leading pair, lost 3rd halfway, went 3rd again 4f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 10l behind Khione (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd in May.
Emirates Queen 7-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Dalkala (9-0) at York 1m 2f fll Grp 2 stks (1) gd in May.
Gallipot 5-4fav (9-1) Stumbled start, held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 3l behind La Arenosa (8-12) at Warwick 1m 3f fll lst stks (1) gd in Jun.
Midnight Soprano (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Settled mid-division, 6th halfway, pushed along 5f out, ridden into 4th 2f out, 3rd 1f out, soon challenged, kept on well to lead close home, won at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks (1) sft in Jun beating Magical Dream (8-12) by hd, 8 ran.
Moment In Time (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Haydock 1m 4f flls Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun beating Nymphea (8-12) by hd, 7 ran.
Wannabe Loved 9-2 (10-0) Made all at steady pace, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, ridden out, won at Goodwood 1m 4f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in May beating Centred (8-4) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Banoffee (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway on outer over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 14l behind Talent (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gs in May.