Banimpire, beaten a short-head by Blue Bunting in the Irish Oaks, was well behind the winner in the Yorkshire Oaks last time and that wasn't her form. She can go well but Nahrain will need to improve again after landing a Listed contest at Sandown. Sandy's Charm was caught close home by Zinabaa at Deauville and should be better suited by the quicker ground while Epic Love didn't get the clearest of runs in a Group 2 at Deauville last time. ANNOUNCE, the only four-year-old in the field, hasn't had much racing and gained her first success at the highest level when beating Timepiece at Deauville. She'll have been primed for this and can see off the younger brigade.
Announce 5-2 (8-13) Held up, ridden 2f out, quickened entering final furlong to lead close home, won at Deauville(FR) 1m 2f Grp 1 gd in Aug beating Timepiece (8-13) by shd, 5 ran.
I'm A Dreamer (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Sahpresa (9-3) at Newmarket 1m flls Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep.
Nahrain 4-6fav (8-12) Tracked leading trio, travelling strongly on outside over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and stayed on strongly inside final furlong,, won at Sandown 1m 3yo lst fll (1) gd in Jul beating Primevere (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Banimpire (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Held up in 6th, pushed along 7f out, headway over 3f out, close 4th over 2f out, no impression when weakened over 1f out, weakened to 5th towards finish, 5th of 8, 7l behind Blue Bunting (8-11) at York 1m 4f flls Grp 1 (1) gs in Aug.
Sandy's Charm (FR) 15-8fav (8-11) Set steady gallop, quickened over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 9, shd behind Zinabaa (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 1m Grp 3 (1) sft in Aug.
Shamardanse (IRE) (8-5) Led, in front and under pressure over 2f out, weakened, last of 9, 17l behind One Clever Cat (8-10) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Haya Landa (FR) 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and short of room 2f out, ran on final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Dream Peace (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Aug.
Julie's Love (9-0) Headed main pack, progress to press leaders 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Clinical (9-0) at Cologne(GER) 1m Listed stks (1) sft in Sep.
Djumama (IRE) (8-11) Midfield, ran on 2f out, ridden and challenged winner final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, nk behind February Sun (8-11) at Baden-Baden(GER) 1m 3f stk (1) gd in Sep.
Glorious Sight (IRE) (8-11) Led, ran on strongly straight, headed 1f out, faded, 9th of 12, 2l behind Dalarua (8-11) at Deauville(FR) 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 gs in Jul.
Epic Love (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden over 2f out, stayed on over 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Dream Peace (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft in Aug.