Galician was in fine form during the summer, rattling up three victories, but has struggled of late and remains 4lb higher than her latest win. Maid A Million has been running well over shorter trips on fast ground but usually finds at least one too good. DEGLET NOOR is less exposed and finished ahead of Narmin when third in heavy going at Sandown last month. Paul Hanagan prefers her to the latter and Roger Varian's filly is taken to reverse running with runner-up Cosseted on better terms. Rainbow Beauty was placed in soft ground last time but this is much tougher.
Galician (9-2) 4th of 11, 5l behind Koffi Angel (9-2) at Cologne(GER) 1m fll lst stks (1) gd.
Maid A Million 14-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, one pace when switched left inside final 2f, ridden and kept on under pressure inside final furlong, just failed for 2nd, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Tantshi (8-11) at Ascot 7f fll lst stks (1) gs.
Sorella Bella (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, faded final furlong, 9th of 13, 8l behind Consign (9-1) at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Deglet Noor 7-1 (9-6) Mid-division, switched to stand side over 3f out, headway over 2f out, led that group over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Annawi (8-13) at Sandown 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep.
Yojojo (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, effort on outside 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on well inside final furlong, led final stride, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol beating Elnadwa (9-6) by nk, 7 ran.
Trulee Scrumptious 11-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Moment In The Sun (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Sep.
Narmin (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, remained on far side when race split over 3f out, ridden to challeneg over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Annawi (8-13) at Sandown 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep.
Rainbow Beauty 11-4fav (9-1) Held up in mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Magique (8-11) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Cosseted 7-2fav (8-10) Held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, switched to stand side over 3f out, headway over 1f out, ran on to lead that group inside final furlong, no chace with far side, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Annawi (8-13) at Sandown 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep.