John Oxx's record in this race is exceptional and ZAREBIYA looks another obvious contender. This looks a stronger renewal than last year but this Galileo filly has scope for plenty of improvement and she has already been placed in a Group Three at Cork. With Fran Berry on the sidelines Jamie Spencer takes over in the saddle and a bold bid is expected on ideal ground. Eldalil and Ceilidh House both drop markedly in grade but neither has been at their best behind Snow Fairy and each has something to prove, a comment that doesn't apply to the game and consistent Honimiere for all that she lacks the class of some of her rivals. A bog would suit the grand mare Ella, Copperbeech should fare better with a recent run here under her belt, whilst Sense Of Purpose needs to improve for the first-time visor.
Brushing 10-1 (8-7) Raced wide, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 15, 9l behind Hot Prospect (9-1) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) sft.
Copperbeech (IRE) 10-3 (9-4) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon faded, 5th of 7, 7l behind Nouriya (8-8) at York 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gd in Jul.
Destinys Dream (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead well inside final furlong, driven out, won at York 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Jul beating Akhmatova (8-10) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Ella 3-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on under pressure, never reached winner, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Veloso (8-1) at Southwell 1m 4f 4yo hcp 0-95 (3) fbs in May.
Honimiere (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) In rear, headway over 1f out, soon hung left, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Eastern Aria (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jul.
Saphira's Fire (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, smooth headway on inside over 3f out, tracked leaders going well 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, disputing lead final furlong until no extra close home, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Pachattack (9-5) at Newbury 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gf.
Snoqualmie Girl (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Raced wide, chased leaders, weakened 3f out, 8th of 9, 21l behind Pachattack (9-5) at Newbury 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gf.
Ceilidh House 16-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 14th of 15, 22l behind Snow Fairy (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.
Eldalil 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 9th 3f out, no extra over 2f out, weakened, 11th of 15, 40l behind Snow Fairy (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Jul.
Sense Of Purpose (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders in 5th, progress into 3rd entering straight, soon ridden, 4th under 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 5l behind She's Our Mark (9-7) at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd.
Zarebiya (IRE) 6-4fav (8-10) Held up in touch, smooth progress into 5th 4f out, ridden early straight, headway 1 1/2f out, 2nd and challenged 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind She's Our Mark (9-7) at Cork 1m 4f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd.