There have been some exceptional winners of the Fillies' Group 1 in recent year's Goldikova won it in 2009 and Soviet Song was successful twice earlier. Sir Henry Cecil's Timepiece landed the spoils 12 months ago and the Warren Place maestro runs the consistent Chachamaidee this year. She couldn't get past Joviality in the Windsor Forest, however, and is probably best over a fast-run 7f. Alanza's defeat of Marvada in a Group 3 at Leopardstown was franked when the runner-up won in the same grade at Naas on Wednesday but John Oxx's four-year-old has more on her plate here. GOLDEN LILAC has now won three times at the highest level after edging out the very smart Cirrus Des Aigles over 1m1f at Longchamp. A line through the second gives her the beating of Giofra and fellow French raider Siyouma has much to prove in this grade. Andre Fabre's charge is the one to beat with 1000 Guineas third Maybe looking the best of the three-year-olds.
Alanza (IRE) 8-11fav (9-9) Chased leaders in 4th, improved into 2nd and pushed along 1 1/2f out, ridden to lead under 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, comfortably at the line, won at Leopardstown 7f Grp 3 (1) sft in Jun beating Marvada (9-6) by nk, 6 ran.
Barefoot Lady (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased leaders until no extra in closing stages, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Joviality (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m fll Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Jun.
Chachamaidee (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Started slowly, behind, headway well over 1f out, chased winner 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 13, nk behind Joviality (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m fll Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Jun.
Giofra 4-1 (8-12) 2nd of 6, 8l behind Cirrus Des Aigles (9-2) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) sft in Apr.
Golden Lilac (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) won at Longchamp(FR) 1m 1f Grp 1 (1) gd in May beating Cirrus Des Aigles (9-2) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Joviality 11-1 (8-12) Took keen hold early, settled in touch, headway to 2nd 2f out, led over 1f out, edged left and narrowly headed inside final furlong, rallied gamely to lead again close home, won at Royal Ascot 1m fll Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Jun beating Chachamaidee (8-12) by nk, 13 ran.
Lay Time 9-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Joviality (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m fll Grp 2 stks (1) gd in Jun.
Siyouma (IRE) 28-1 (8-9) 3rd of 10, 1l behind Solemia (8-9) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 2f Grp 2 (1) gs in May.
Elusive Kate (USA) 14-5fav (8-10) Forced wide, belatedly, 8th of 16, 5l behind Stephanie's Kitten (8-10) at Churchill Downs(USA) 1m 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gd in Nov.
Irish History (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, challenged and wandered right then left 2f out, soon narrow lead, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner, weakened to 3rd entering final furlong, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Fallen For You (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) sft in Jun.
Maybe (IRE) 10-3 (9-0) Towards rear when hampered 9f out, headway on outside 2f out, driven in 5th over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Was (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.