LIGHTNING THUNDER will probably start at short odds for this but deservedly so as she only found one too good in both the 1000 Guineas and Irish 1000 Guineas and, despite failing to justifying favouritism, was beaten less than four lengths by Rizeena in the Coronation Stakes last time. A line through subsequent Goodwood winner J Wonder easily gives her the beating of Wee Jean and Manderley and Lady Lara may be the one to follow home Olly Stevens' filly. She can reverse Ascot running with Wee Jean on 5lb better terms and holds Psychometry on the form book. This is a big step up in grade for Ascot maiden winner Solar Magic and handicapper Token Of Love has more than 20lb to find with the selection according to official ratings.
Goldstorm 33-1 (9-7) Held up, mid-division on outer, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 13l behind Self Employed (8-11) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Alutiq (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Held up, headway on outside 2f out, one pace when edged left over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 12l behind Stepping Out (9-4) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Jun.
Lady Lara (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, disputing lead with winner as groups merged over 3f out, held when lost 2nd approaching final furlong, stayed chasing leaders, no extra and lost places close home, 5th of 24, 1 1/4l behind Muteela (8-13) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Listed hcp (1) gf in Jun.
Lightning Thunder 5-2fav (9-0) Raced wide in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 4l behind Rizeena (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Manderley 14-1 (8-10) Last trio, pushed laong and no progress over 2f out, weakened and eased over 1f out, last of 9, 27l behind J Wonder (8-13) at Goodwood 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.
Psychometry (FR) 9-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run hampered and switched right over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 8th of 24, 4l behind Muteela (8-13) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Listed hcp (1) gf in Jun.
Solar Magic 4-9fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, pushed clear inside final furlong, easily, won at Ascot 1m mdn fll stks (4) gf in Jul beating Blue Waltz (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Token Of Love 9-4fav (8-12) Held up towards rear, smooth headway carrying head to one side over 2f out, stayed on under pressure into 2nd inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Kosika (9-5) at Newbury 1m fll hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Wee Jean 6-1 (8-10) Held up in 6th, headway on rails 3f out, chasing leaders and held when not much room on rail over 1f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 4l behind J Wonder (8-13) at Goodwood 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf.