Nirva is the only one of these not to have won last time and looks as though she needs some rain. Etaab defied a 6lb rise to complete a hat-trick over 7f at Doncaster and is better over this longer trip. WATER HOLE was having her first run since scoring at Lingfield in early December when gaining an impressive victory at Doncaster last month when there looked to be much more to come. A 7lb rise shouldn't prevent her going in again. Rekdhat is progressing nicely and both she and Fray, a very impressive winner here, could show enough improvement to challenge the selection while the pair who followed Spirit Raiser home here in June have both won subsequently.
Etaab (USA) 8-13fav (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Doncaster 7f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Jul beating Tight Fit (9-10) by 1l, 4 ran.
Water Hole (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, headway on outside over 2f out, led well over 1f out, shaken up and clear final furlong, stayed on well, won at Doncaster 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul beating History Book (9-10) by 2l, 10 ran.
Rekdhat (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul beating Joys of Spring (9-3) by 1l, 12 ran.
Fray 5-2fav (9-6) Keen early, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Cornish Path (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Spirit Raiser (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Soon tracked leader, led over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Sahra Al Khadra (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Nirva (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) In rear, pushed along 2f out, nearest finish, 6th of 8, 4l behind Outlawed (9-7) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.