LUCKY BEGGAR, Mary's Daughter and Royal Rascal are more exposed than their rivals but they already have decent form at this level whereas the others probably still have a bit to prove. We'll go with Charles Hill's grey, who wasn't beaten far in the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes at Ascot earlier this month, though Mary's Daughter produced a similar effort when runner-up in the Firth Of Clyde Stakes at Ayr when Royal Rascal was only sixth. Tassel bounced back to form at Leicester last time and stablemate Professor likewise in a nursery at Newbury, though both have more on their plate here. Odooj has become disappointing but still makes more appeal than Vallarta, Queen Aggie and the once-raced Line Of Reason in this grade.
Line Of Reason (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) In touch, headway to challenge over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep beating Puteri Nur Laila (8-12) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Lucky Beggar (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Prominent, effort approaching final furlong, weakened closing stages, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Bungle Inthejungle (9-3) at Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 3 (1) sft.
Odooj (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Towards rear, riden over 2f out, kept on, never near leaders, 6th of 11, 7l behind Glass Office (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo Grp 3 (1) pol in Sep.
Professor 9-1 (9-7) Prominent, chased leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, just held on, won at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep beating Pay Freeze (9-7) by hd, 16 ran.
Vallarta (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Held up in touch, good headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, came clear final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep beating Homage (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Mary's Daughter 11-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, led well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon hard pressed, headed well inside final furlong, no extra when edged left towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Melody Of Love (8-12) at Ayr 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) hvy in Sep.
Queen Aggie (IRE) 13-8 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Talent (8-12) at Kempton 7f fll cond stks (3) pol in Sep.
Royal Rascal 9-4fav (8-12) Raced keenly, tracked leader, ridden and outpaced 3f out, lost place 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 7, 9l behind Melody Of Love (8-12) at Ayr 6f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) hvy in Sep.
Tassel 3-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, soon ridden and edged right, all out, won at Leicester 6f 2yo nov stk (4) sft in Sep beating Bravo Youmzain (8-12) by nk, 4 ran.