Nargys is interesting dropping back in trip in a first-time visor but how she'll take to either of those changes is anybody's guess. Another three-year-old, MARCH, gets the speculative vote as she improves with every start and had previous winner City Girl behind when third in a Group 3 sprint at York last month. Minalisa went close to landing a Listed event at Naas on her latest outing and has claims along with Haydock winner Artistic Jewel. The latter finished third to Mince in this contest last year and is preferred to Galician but the likes of Elusive Flame and Enrol have something to find on today's terms.
Artistic Jewel (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Haydock 6f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in Jun beating Gracia Directa (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Elusive Flame 6-1 (9-6) Raced stands' side made all, ridden and ran on final furlong, won at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Secret Witness (9-12) by nk, 13 ran.
Enrol 5-1fav (9-10) Mid-division centre group, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 9th of 24, 3 1/2l behind Seeking Magic (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Galician 11-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 18, 1 3/4l behind Wentworth (8-10) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gd.
Gladiatrix 2-1fav (9-10) Prominent, every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Swendab (9-1) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Minalisa 11-4fav (9-5) Prominent, led 2f out, ridden and joined 1 1/2f out, stayed on well final furlong, narrowly headed close home, 2nd of 11, hd behind Miss Lahar (9-5) at Naas 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jul.
Perfect Blossom 66-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 16l behind Hitchens (9-7) at Chester 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd.
City Girl (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Prominent, led 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind Ladies Are Forever (9-2) at York 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf in Jul.
How's Life 66-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, faded final furlong, 12th of 14, 8l behind Annecdote (8-10) at Goodwood 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd.
March 6-1 (8-10) Hampered soon after start, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, switched right over 2f out, headway over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Ladies Are Forever (9-2) at York 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf in Jul.
Nargys (IRE) 15-2 (8-10) Dwelt and hampered start, behind, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 9th of 14, 6l behind Annecdote (8-10) at Goodwood 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd.
Pearl Sea (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Tracked leader, driven over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 11l behind The Gold Cheongsam (8-7) at Newbury 7f con stks (3) gf in Jul.