Yorkshire racegoers love to see top-class horses and they don't come any better than the brilliant Oaks and King George and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner TAGHROODA. John Gosden's filly is in a different league to these rivals and she should have a nice prep-race before heading to the Champion Stakes. Tapestry finished runner-up to stablemate Bracelet in the Irish Oaks at the Curragh though that form in no way equates with the Epsom version, while another from Ballydoyle, Venus De Milo, is a consistent performer though probably not up to Group 1 level. Volume was a close third in the Curragh classic and had been beaten almost 4l at Epsom but she's a progressive filly who can reward each-way support.
Talent 9-2 (9-6) Steadied start, held up in last trio, headway over 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, no impression when lost 3rd final 100 yards, one pace in 4th, 4th of 10, 2l behind Missunited (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf in Jul.
Tasaday (USA) 6-4fav (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at York 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gf in Jul beating Raskova (9-4) by nk, 7 ran.
Venus de Milo (IRE) 5-2 (9-7) Led and set decent pace, ridden and headed over 2f out, lost 2nd inside final 2f, stayed on same pace in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Sultanina (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 2f flls Grp 1 (1) gf.
Lustrous 16-1 (8-12) Soon tracking leader, lost 2nd inside final 3f, chased leaders, no impression, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 6l behind Sultanina (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 2f flls Grp 1 (1) gf.
Taghrooda 7-2 (8-6) Held up in last pair, smooth headway on outside tracking leading pair over 2f out, closed over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, soon clear and stayed on strongly, most impressive, won at Ascot 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jul beating Telescope (9-7) by 3l, 8 ran.
Tapestry (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along in 7th 3f out, ridden in 6th 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, went 2nd at line, 2nd of 10, nk behind Bracelet (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Jul.
Volume 4-1 (9-0) Led and clear, ridden under 3f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no impression on winner 1f out, dropped to 3rd at line, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Bracelet (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Jul.