Lush Lashes is the only Irish-trained winner in the past ten years but TWIRL should emulate her. Aidan O'Brien's daughter of Galileo looked very much in need of the run when second to Chrysanthemum over a mile at the Curragh on her reappearance and with that under her belt and this trip certain to suit she looks the one to beat. The Fugue, a debut winner at Newmarket in October, ran a fine race when fourth to runaway winner Homecoming Queen in the 1000 Guineas and will also be better suited by the longer trip. With further progress guaranteed she's an obvious threat but the shock Nell Gwyn Stakes winner Esentepe couldn't repeat that performance when stepped up to a mile at Goodwood. The remaining trio will all need to show massive improvement to take a hand.
Aniseed (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged right well over 1f out, edged left entering final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Shestheman (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn fll (5) pol in Apr.
Esentepe (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 9l behind Boastful (9-7) at Goodwood 1m fll lst stks (1) sft.
Good Morning Star (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Dwelt, towards rear, niggled along at times on inside, headway on inside over 2f out, switched right to come between horses entering final furlong, soon chasing clear leader, stayed on to lead final stride, won at Chester 1m 3f 3yo lst fll (1) sft beating Betterbetterbetter (8-12) by shd, 9 ran.
Salford Art (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Raced centre tracked leader, ridden 4f out, ridden and every chance over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 11l behind Kailani (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) sft.
The Fugue 22-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and switched right over 2f out, headway over 1f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 17, 11l behind Homecoming Queen (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gs.
Twirl (IRE) 7-4fav (8-9) Waited with, progress to chase leaders from 2f out, ridden in pursuit of winner and no impression inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Chrysanthemum (9-11) at Curragh 1m flls Group 3 stks (1) in Mar.