IZZI TOP just failed to catch the superb Snow Fairy at Deauville last time but had the Group 1 winners and today's rivals Galikova and Giofra behind. Soft going won't be a problem judged on her earlier victory in testing ground when landing the Pretty Polly at the Curragh and John Gosden's filly gets the vote as the headstrong Manieree should set a decent pace. Giofra may finish closer this time and looks the main danger and Pirika should go well having beaten Sagawara and Sydarra when runner-up in the Prix Vermeille. Ridasiyna and Leaupartie are closely matched on recent running and Roger Varian won this with Nahrain last year but Ambivalent has a tough task today. The Italian mare, Quiza Quiza Quiza, will be suited by conditions and could surprise a few at likely big odds.
Quiza Quiza Quiza (9-7) won at Rome(ITY) 1m 1f fll stks gd in Sep, 9 ran.
Giofra 9-4fav (8-13) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, not quicken final furlong, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Snow Fairy (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.
Izzi Top 6-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, quickened to lead over 1f out, drifted final furlong, headed final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Snow Fairy (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.
Manieree (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Attempted to make all, ridden entering straight, strongly pressed from over 1f out, headed 100 yards from finish, no extra, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Up (9-0) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 2 flls (1) in Sep.
Galikova (FR) 4-1 (9-2) Midfield, short of room over 2f out, ridden and headway 1f out, stayed on, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Shareta (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f flls Grp 1 (1) gs in Sep.
Pirika (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Shareta (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f flls Grp 1 (1) gs in Sep.
Sagawara 33-1 (8-8) Midfield, ridden and headway 2f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 13, 4l behind Shareta (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f flls Grp 1 (1) gs in Sep.
Ridasiyna (FR) (8-13) Tracked early leader, ridden and led over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 7, 2l behind Romantica (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 1m 2f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Rjwa (IRE) (8-13) 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Poupee Flash (8-13) at La Teste De Buch(FR) 1m 1f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in Sep.
Leaupartie (IRE) (8-13) Settled in midfield, ridden over 1f out, ran on well final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Romantica (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 1m 2f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Gulsary (IRE) (8-11) 8th of 14, 9l behind Chutney Flight (8-11) at Vichy(FR) 1m 2f 3yo lst stk (1) sft in Jul.
Ambivalent (IRE) 4-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Wild Coco (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 7f Grp 2 flls (1) gd in Sep.
Caitania (IRE) (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, stayed on one pace, 8th of 13, 11l behind Pagera (9-4) at Baden-Baden(GER) 1m 3f flls Group 3 stks (1) gs in Sep.
Sydarra (FR) 150-1 (8-8) Set early pace, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 12th of 13, 21l behind Shareta (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f flls Grp 1 (1) gs in Sep.