Gift Of Silence was only beaten a head over course and distance 11 days ago and will make a bold bid to go one better while Ssafa has to go on the short-list following her latest second at Hamilton. Lady Sylvia was third in an amateurs' race at Goodwood last month but the two that catch the eye are Chittenden and ESTIQAAMA. The former has her first run for Roger Varian having finished fourth twice last year for Godolphin but preference is for the latter, who was backed to beat Secret Gesture at Newbury in October following a second at Salisbury - she is capable of better this year.
Gift Of Silence 4-1 (9-2) Keen held up, headway entering final 2f, ridden to soon pressed winner, stayed on, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 7, hd behind Qanan (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Lady Sylvia 14-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway on inner over 5f out, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, went 3rd last 100 yards, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Balmoral Castle (9-12) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in May.
Ssafa 5-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Al Thumama (8-9) at Hamilton 1m fll hcp (5) gd in May.
Chittenden (USA) 9-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3l behind Al Jamal (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Estiqaama (USA) 7-2 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 23l behind Secret Gesture (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2yo stks (4) hvy in Oct.
Atmanna 125-1 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden on outside over 3f out, never involved, last of 12, 28l behind Sir Bedivere (10-0) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Boleyn 14-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 7l behind Of Course Darling (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Eton Miss (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Dwelt, headway to lead after 1f, ridden and edged left over 1f out, soon headed and weakened, last of 10, 10l behind Fossa (8-11) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.