Tote Win: £3.20 Tote Place: £1.50,1.80,1.30
Straight Forecast: £17.68 Exacta: £16.90 Trifecta: £65.90 Swingers: 1&2:4.10 2&3:5.00 1&3:2.40
Placepot: £204.80, Pool: £91252.26, 325.18 winning tickets
Quadpot: £9.50, Pool: £5362.26, 416.11 winning tickets
This Group Three contest is growing in status and saw an impressive performance from DISCOURSE who completed a hat-trick in the event for owners Godolphin. Sheikh Mohammed's racing operation hasn't enjoyed an awful lot of luck with preceding winners Long Lashes and White Moonstone but will be hopeful that this Street Cry filly will fare better in the future. She deserves extra credit for this performance as she - and a number of the other fillies in the race - were left standing in the stalls for some time due to a protracted loading process which led to the withdrawals of Arsaadi (worked up in stalls) and Semayyel (refused to load) whilst she also raced a shade freely in the race itself. Her maiden form had been given a significant boost by the runner-up, Gamilati, going on to land the Cherry Hinton but she was surprisingly weak in the market. She saw plenty of daylight in behind the pace with Frankie Dettori moving her towards the pacesetting Kinetica inside the two pole before asking her to quicken with a furlong to run. The response was impressive and she was a comfortable winner without appearing to have too hard a race - the Fillies' Mile would be an obvious next port of call. This was Lily's Angel's eighth race of the campaign and she has held her form remarkably well and is already a Listed winner; she was a clear second best and deserves to win again this season but she may need to be dropped in class. Kinetica had raced alone when winning a Listed contest at Sandown from Arsaadi and Hawfinch (who sweated up beforehand). She was quickly into stride, bagging the stands' side rail but was readily outpointed. She has a Fillies' Mile entry and should stay that far (and beyond next season) but that entry looks to be flying a little high on this evidence. Desert Gazelle was overlooked by Dettori but ran a decent race given the way events unfolded; held-up in rear, she was brought around the pack to challenge in the centre of the course but was left behind from the furlong marker. This was a step forwards from her maiden victory and she has the pedigree to make up into a nice middle-distance filly next season; in the short term, she's well worth another try at this level. Illaunglass had finished third in the Albany and sixth in the Cherry Hinton but weakened tamely here having raced up with the pace; she now has a little to prove.