The task for Anne Of Kiev and Russian Spirit is made that much tougher carrying penalties for their victories in Listed company and, though Golden Destiny has won over today's distance, her best form last year came over the minimum trip. Irish raider Tweedy has won on fast ground and should make a bold bid, while Aneedah coped well with the drop back in trip when going close in a Listed sprint at Ascot last month. ELSHABAKIYA has been aimed high this season with defeats in the Nell Gwyn and 1000 Guineas, but her earlier second to Dubawi Gold reads well. She gets the nod here, just ahead of Show Rainbow who shares a similar profile.
Anne of Kiev (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 7l behind Bounty Box (9-3) at Nottingham 6f fll lst stks (1) gf.
Russian Spirit 18-1 (8-12) Prominent, towards stands side, led over 4f out, headed over 3f out, led again 2f out, strongly pressed, held on well, won at Doncaster 6f Listed stks (1) gs in Nov beating Hitchens (9-3) by hd, 17 ran.
Amitola (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Switched to race towards stands side, tracked leaders, effort when edged right over 1f out, driven and every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Dever Dream (9-1) at Newmarket 6f fll lst stks (1) gd in Oct.
Capercaillie (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, soon edged left, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Bounty Box (9-3) at Nottingham 6f fll lst stks (1) gf.
Dubai Media (CAN) 10-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, not clear run 2f out, headway but not much room from over 1f out, running on when nowhere to go well inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Bounty Box (9-3) at Nottingham 6f fll lst stks (1) gf.
Golden Destiny (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Mid-division, not troubled leaders, 11th of 14, 10l behind Dever Dream (9-1) at Newmarket 6f fll lst stks (1) gd in Oct.
Hot Pursuits 8-1 (9-0) Dwelt, switched right soon after start, held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Dickie Le Davoir (8-9) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Midnight Martini 28-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, no extra when lost place towards finish, 5th of 20, 2l behind Hoof It (9-1) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Nimue (USA) 4-1 (9-2) Raced center merged with stands side halfway, made most, ridden 2f out, stayed on gamely, won at Leicester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Mar beating Mr Macattack (8-11) by nk, 11 ran.
Poppy Seed 28-1 (9-3) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Bounty Box (9-3) at Nottingham 6f fll lst stks (1) gf.
Tweedy (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Close up, soon led, headed under 2f out, dropped to 3rd and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Look Busy (9-2) at Cork 6f stks sft.
Aneedah (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Chased leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led 1f out, ran on under pressure, headed close home, 2nd of 8, nk behind Perfect Tribute (8-6) at Ascot 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Apr.
Carrignavar (USA) 11-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, stayed on final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Katla (8-10) at York 6f 2yo lst stk (1) sft in Oct.
Elshabakiya (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden to lead briefly 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 18, 14l behind Blue Bunting (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf.
Shoshoni Wind 10-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Night Carnation (8-11) at York 5f con stks (2) gd.
Show Rainbow 100-1 (9-0) In touch, weakened 2f out, 14th of 18, 25l behind Blue Bunting (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf.
Strictly Pink (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden and chance well over 1f out, weakened 1f out, last of 11, 10l behind Barefoot Lady (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Apr.