Giants Play sets more than a useful standard here after a taking run in defeat in a red-hot handicap last time but at the likely odds HIBBA could represent some value. The Marcus Tregoning filly wasn't given a too tougher time on debut but seemed to travel and stay on well at the business end and with a decent pedigree to live up too she should come on for the run. Frankie Dettori is an interesting jockey booking on John Gosden's Strictly Lambada while the in-form trainer also saddles the mildly progressive Dazzle The Crowd, which is the choice of stable jockey William Buick. Giants Play should run a huge race but Hibba looks better value.
Velvet Nayef 80-1 (8-12) Slowly intro stride in rear, never near leaders, 9th of 11, 31l behind Galilean Moon (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Jul '09.
Dazzle The Crowd (IRE) 5-2 (8-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along 4f out, effort on outside over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, raced awkwardly after, stayed on inside final furlong to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Effervesce (8-12) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo fll stks (5) gs.
Gakalina (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Green and soon pushed along in rear, behind and struggling final 3f, 10th of 11, 19l behind Pink Symphony (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Giants Play (USA) 6-4fav (9-5) Soon tracked leaders, ridden to lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Baltimore Clipper (9-3) at Thirsk 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Hibba (USA) 9-2 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind First Fandango (9-2) at Bath 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Moonlight Mischief (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Ponied to post, chased leading trio, pushed along over 2f out, soon outpaced, 5th of 13, 11l behind Cheetah (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn fll (5) pol in Aug.
Precious Spring (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along on outside over 3f out, well beaten 2f out, 9th of 10, 22l behind Nouriya (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Pursuit Of Reason 25-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up in rear, wide straight and virtuallly pulled up soon after, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Rock My World (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gf.
Strictly Lambada 4-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Western Pearl (8-12) at Ffos Las 1m 4f 3yo fll stks (5) sft in Aug.