Music Show could be hardpressed to hold Atasari on these terms on a strict reading of the Rockfel form which sets the standard in this race but we're going to take a chance that HAFAWA can make the necessary improvement. Music Show is 3lbs worse off with Atasari for a neck on their running in October so has her work cut out in theory but much will, obviously, depend on how both fillies have wintered. Distinctive was readily held that day and has something to prove as a result whilst this is a big step up in class for the likes of Safina, Principal Role and impressive Wolverhampton winner Srda. This trip could be on the short side for Dyna Waltz whilst Blue Maiden may also come into her own once granted a stiffer test as the season progresses. The tentative suggestion is Hafawa who is one of the lowest rated runners in the field but she represents a trainer and jockey combination with a good strike rate at this track and she should be at home over this trip. This is a big step up in class but she should be priced accordingly and may be worth chancing.
Music Show (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, driven to lead well inside final furlong, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (1) gd in Oct beating Atasari (8-12) by nk, 11 ran.
Atasari (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 2f out, chased leader 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 11, nk behind Music Show (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (1) gd in Oct.
Blue Maiden 2-1fav (8-12) Held up, raced keenly, headway over 3f out, soon pushed along, ridden 2f out, stayed on one pace, 5th of 8, 8l behind Tabassum (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Oct.
Distinctive 8-1 (8-12) Hampered start, keen, in touch after 2f, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 10l behind Music Show (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (1) gd in Oct.
Dyna Waltz 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, edged right well over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong but not pace to challenge, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Hibaayeb (8-12) at Ascot 1m 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Sep.
Hafawa (IRE) 8-13fav (8-11) Tracked leader, challenged going well 2f out, led well over 1f out, soon hung right, stayed on and well in command towards finish, won at Leicester 7f 2yo stks (3) gd in Oct beating Dawnbreak (8-11) by 4l, 6 ran.
Jacqueline Quest (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, headway to lead over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 14, 13l behind Electric Feel (8-12) at Newbury 7f 2yo lst fll (1) sft in Oct.
Principal Role (USA) 5-1 (9-0) Reared leaving stalls, took keen hold, held up in rear, smooth headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, quickened to lead final 100 yards, shaken up, held on well towards finish, won at Yarmouth 1m 2yo stks (5) gf in Oct beating Tomodachi (8-11) by hd, 13 ran.
Queen's Grace 16-1 (8-12) Made all, ridden and joined over 1f out, driven and ran on gamely inside final furlong, won at Newmarket 6f 2yo lst fll (1) gd in Oct beating Puff (8-12) by 1l, 12 ran.
Safina 11-4fav (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, edged right from 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 20, 3l behind Field Day (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn fll (4) gd in Oct.
Srda (USA) Evensfav (9-1) Keen held up, progress on outer over 2f out, led entering final 2f, pushed clear final furlong, comfortable, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating Tuscan King (8-12) by 7l, 8 ran.