Shesastar beat last year's winner Dutch Rose at Doncaster last time with Elle Woods further back in third and should go well again. Dutch Rose is joined by stablemates Patrona Ciana and Nurpur this time round with the latter looking to have strong claims on the back of a win over a mile here last month. Malekat Jamal beat Ghasabah at Newmarket before failing to follow-up at the same track last week and the latter is weighted to reverse running while Desert Image is not easily dismissed on the strength of last season's best form. But in an open contest the vote goes to the Hannon filly INDIGNANT, well beaten in a Group 3 contest at Goodwood on her latest start but a cosy winner in this grade at Newmarket before that.
Indignant 10-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 13l behind Annecdote (8-10) at Goodwood 7f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd.
I'm So Glad 14-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 7l behind Gabriel's Lad (9-8) at Newmarket 7f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Dutch Rose (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Always prominent, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Shesastar (9-0) at Doncaster 7f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Jul.
Sweetnessandlight 16-1 (9-7) Held up in last quartet, moderte progress inside final furlong, never involved, 8th of 10, 8l behind Nine Realms (9-8) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Tartiflette 5-1 (9-10) Close up, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 6l behind Malekat Jamal (8-7) at Newmarket 7f fll hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Desert Image 40-1 (9-0) Raced near side held up towards rear,head weakened approaching final 2f, 23rd of 26, 43l behind Annecdote (8-7) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo Listed hcp (1) gf in Jun.
Magic Destiny 10-1 (9-7) Keen, close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Forgive (9-9) at Newmarket 1m flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Misplaced Fortune 10-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on, nearest finish, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Spinatrix (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Elle Woods (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) In touch in mid-division, not clear run 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to challenge, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Shesastar (9-0) at Doncaster 7f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Jul.
Nurpur (IRE) 3-1 (9-9) Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at York 1m 3yo app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul beating Future Reference (9-5) by 2l, 6 ran.
Malekat Jamal (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Held up behind in touch, headway to challenge 2f out, soon ridden, every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, soon no impression with front pair, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Askaud (9-12) at Newmarket 7f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Patrona Ciana (FR) (9-1) won at Marseille-Borely(FR) 1m 3yo hcp gs in May beating Audacieux Bere (8-10) by shd, 12 ran.
Shesastar 7-2fav (9-0) In rear, soon niggled along, driven 3f out, headway 2f out, led over 1f out, edged right, stayed on well, won at Doncaster 7f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Jul beating Dutch Rose (10-0) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Lady Of The House (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Bluegrass Blues (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Ghasabah 5-2fav (8-8) Towards rear, wide and headway 2f out, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, led briefly well inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, nk behind Malekat Jamal (8-7) at Newmarket 7f fll hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Lisiere (IRE) 6-1 (10-3) Prominent, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Hot Rod Mamma (9-11) at Carlisle 1m Ladies Handicap (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gs.
Dusky Queen (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Chased leaders, effort on inside to lead over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner final 75 yards, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Shady Mccoy (8-13) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.