Richard Fahey stepped Romantic Settings out of maidens and a handicap to finish a fine runner-up to Oaks-bound Liber Nauticus in the Musidora. With further progress likely she'll make a bold bid to get back to winning ways but LADY NOUF has to be the form pick. William Haggas' filly, a winner at Leicester on her only juvenile start, put a poor reappearance behind her when a fine runner-up to Talent in the Pretty Polly Stakes, form that could hardly have been given a bigger boost when the winner followed up in the Oaks. Cocktail Queen has done her best in soft ground but Music Chart, who returns after a fine spell in Dubai where she scored on the Tapeta surface, made a winning debut on fast going at Newmarket in August.
Butterfly Mcqueen (USA) 4-7fav (8-10) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, ridden clear when edged left inside final furlong, easily, won at Lingfield 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) hvy in May beating Kenny's Girl (8-10) by 9l, 8 ran.
Cocktail Queen (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) 17th of 20, 18l behind Flotilla (8-13) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) hvy in May.
Cruck Realta 6-1 (8-12) Held up in 4th, closed over 3f out, not much room well over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Winsili (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in May.
Heading North 5-2fav (9-0) Led and soon clear, reduced lead over 2f out, ridden and joined 1f out, headed inside final furlong, readily held but stayed on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Elik (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gd in May.
Jathabah (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway into mid-division and pushed along 4f out, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, closed on 2nd but no impression on winner, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Banoffee (8-12) at Chester 1m 3f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in May.
Lady Nouf 7-2 (8-12) Led, ridden and edged left from over 1f out, soon raced against stand side rail, headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Talent (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in May.
Music Chart (USA) 9-4 (8-9) 3rd of 9, 6l behind Shuruq (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f fll stk Grp 3 (1) in Feb.
Romantic Settings 11-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Liber Nauticus (8-12) at York 1m 2f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gs in May.
Soho Dancer 50-1 (9-0) In rear, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 11l behind Elkaayed (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Spicy Dal 7-2fav (9-0) Led, steadied on bend and headed 5f out, chased leader, led again 3f out, hung badly left final 2f, driven and stayed on well final furlong,, won at Windsor 1m fll mdn stks (5) gd in May beating Puligny (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.