Switcher ran a fine race in this grade at Doncaster earlier this month when second to Nargys. Maureen was a disappointing favourite that day and stablemate Zurigha was even further behind and both might struggle to overturn that form here. Estiqaama won by eight lengths when completing her hat-trick at Yarmouth and a step up to pattern race company was always on the cards after that. She shouldn't be disgraced but it was impossible not to be impressed with LANANSAAK at Ascot, where she won on the bridle despite an awkward head carriage. She's clearly not been easy to train and wears a hood again here but has bags of ability and can earn some black type in this. Igugu has her first run since the spring but rarely competes outside of Group 1 company and has a victory to her name at the highest level. She could go well though this trip is on the sharp side for Mike De Kock's mare.
Falls Of Lora (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Raced wide early, soon tracking leader until 5f out, chased leaders, pushed along and not quicken over 2f out, driven and one pace in 5th over 1f out, 5th of 9, 6l behind Integral (8-9) at Sandown 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gf in Aug.
Igugu (AUS) 10-1 (8-9) 5th of 14, 3l behind Sajjhaa (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Grp 1 (1) gd in Mar.
Switcher (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, slight lead in centre, headed approaching final furlong, rallied into 2nd post, not pace of winner, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Nargys (8-10) at Doncaster 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gs.
Maureen (IRE) 15-8fav (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden to slight lead approaching final furlong, headed and not pace of winner inside final furlong, stayed on same pace after, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Nargys (8-10) at Doncaster 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gs.
Estiqaama (USA) 6-4fav (9-7) Made all, quickened clear over 1f out, kept up to work, comfortable, won at Yarmouth 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Dream Wild (9-0) by 8l, 6 ran.
Expressly 11-4 (8-7) Held up in rear, brief effort 2f out, soon no extra, 6th of 7, 5l behind Amazonas (8-7) at Haydock 1m fll lst stks (1) gf in Aug.
Lanansaak (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, smooth headway 2f out, soon challenged, driven to lead inside final furlong, pushed clear, readily, won at Ascot 1m flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating Forgive (9-6) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Nurpur (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) Steadied start, held up in last pair, headway on outside 2f out, ridden and went 3rd 1f out, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind China Creek (8-9) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Private Alexander (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Raced in touch in 5th on outside, outpaced over 2f out, weakened quickly and eased with rider looking down well over 1f out, last of 9, 36l behind Integral (8-9) at Sandown 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) gf in Aug.
Purr Along 14-1 (9-0) Waited with towards rear, well off the pace, improved into moderate 5th travelling well over 2f out, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 8, 5l behind Belle de Crecy (9-7) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 2 flls (1) gd.
Zurigha (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Prominent near side, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Nargys (8-10) at Doncaster 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gs.