Shirocco Star was second in the Oaks in both England and Ireland last year and also placed in the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot. But the fact that she's failed to win since her two-year-old days has to be a cause for concern and she didn't run very well when fancied over a slightly shorter trip at Newmarket on her reappearance. Dark Orchid is also struggling to get her head back in front, though makes more appeal than stablemate La Arenosa. Rhagori looks a progressive type while Sound Hearts won in this grade at Newmarket in the autumn but there should be more to come this year from GALLIPOT and, after a comeback fourth at Newbury, John Gosden's Galileo filly gets the nod.
Gallipot 9-4fav (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 12l behind Willing Foe (8-12) at Newbury 1m 5f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gf in May.
Bridle Belle 16-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to challenge, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Sirvino (8-11) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Dark Orchid (USA) 25-1 (9-0) 6th of 7, 20l behind Sajjhaa (9-3) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f Grp 2 flls (1) gd in Feb.
La Arenosa (IRE) (8-5) 2nd of 8, hd behind Mobaco (8-8) at Marseille-Borely(FR) 1m 2f Grp 3 gs in Oct.
Rhagori Evensfav (9-7) Steadied start, held up last, headway and edged left over 1f out, went 2nd 1f out, shaken up inside final furlong, led final 50 yards, comfortably, won at Lingfield 1m 2f fll hcp (4) pol in May beating Four Leaves (9-2) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Saint Hilary 66-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, under pressure well over 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 7, 13l behind Willing Foe (8-12) at Newbury 1m 5f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gf in May.
Shirocco Star 5-2fav (8-12) Held up, headway to press leaders halfway, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Dank (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 1f flls Grp 3 (1) gf in May.
Signora Frasi (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 13, 8l behind City Ground (11-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f am hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Sound Hearts (USA) 9-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 15, 6l behind Navajo Chief (9-1) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in May.