MERLETTA should be winning this if anywhere near the form she showed when fourth in the Lowther at York. That was a muddling race but the form is head and shoulders against anything achieved by her rivals, though she has been beaten since at Haydock. Qatar Princess stopped as if shot at Kempton after a promising debut at Windsor but Monarch Maid may be on the up after a fair third at Windsor and Amahoro is bred to be a decent two-year-old, though finished last at Pontefract last month. Gauchita is by Invincible Spirit so shouldn't be short of speed and may be best of the newcomers.
Royal Brave (IRE) Acclamation colt out of Daqtora.
Under The Moon (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Always behind, last of 13, 18l behind Brazos (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (2) gs in Jul.
Vadara 100-1 (9-5) Led, edged right halfway and ran green, headed 3f out, soon weakened, last of 15, 33l behind Approach The West (9-0) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Amahoro 7-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, driven when not clear run over 1f out, never on terms, last of 8, 9l behind Omaha Gold (9-0) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.
By Rights 11-1 (8-4) Took keen hold, tracked leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 8, 7l behind Pyjama Day (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (5) pol in Aug.
Foxtrot Pearl (IRE) Bahamian Bounty filly out of Nina Blini.
Gauchita Invincible Spirit filly out of Rex Regina.
Merletta 6-4 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression on winner final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Coral Mist (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gs in Sep.
Miss Tallulah (IRE) 33-1 (7-13) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 11, 11l behind White Flag (8-1) at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Sep.
Monarch Maid 66-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, chased leaders on outside, led approaching halfway, clear 2f out until driven over 1f out, headed and no extra final 100 yards, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Dutch Art Dealer (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Qatar Princess (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Led and raced frelly, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened quickly inside final furlong, last of 11, 9l behind Perfect Alchemy (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.
Storyline (IRE) Kodiac filly out of Petite Histoire.
Warm Order 66-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, outpaced and always towards rear, green and hung left inside final furlong, soon eased, last of 9, 16l behind Chutney (9-0) at Salisbury 5f 2yo stks (4) gf in Jun.
Who Splashed Me 100-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 16l behind Joyeuse (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 2yo stks (5) gs in May.