Thistle Bird is a lightly-raced filly who was better than ever in a first-time hood when winning 5-runner 1m Windsor listed race on reappearance. More needed under penalty but could easily have more to give.
Beatrice Aurore progressed well last season, winning in handicap, listed and Group company before signing off with second in Italian Group 1. Three decent efforts so far this term and likely to be in mix again.
I Love Me is a lightly-raced filly who won valuable Newmarket sales race on debut at 2 yrs. Very good fourth in Coronation Stakes last June but yet to fire in 2 runs back this term. Risky proposition.
Moone's My Name followed up seasonal debut win at Windsor in April with creditable fourth over C&D next time. Improved again to win at Newmarket last month and worth her place in this stronger event.
Night Lily is a patiently-ridden mare who got back to winning ways in handicap at Lingfield in February. Fair efforts in defeat since (out of her depth latest), but better on AW than turf.
Raasekha is lightly raced, winning C&D maiden last July, and in frame in listed company both starts this year. Took another step forward when third of 6 at Goodwood on latest, but more required now.
Free Verse landed a Windsor maiden on debut, and added a 7f Catterick nursery to her haul at 2 yrs. Impressive in Newmarket handicap last time and claims if as effective on the quicker ground.
Pimpernel was never out of first 3 last year, winning 4 times, including Newbury listed race on final outing. Not at very best this year but did run better over C&D at the Royal meeting and can't ignore.
Villeneuve improved with each start at 2 yrs, ending with a creditable sixth in listed race at Newmarket (6f). Not good enough in Group/listed races this year though, and hard to fancy here.
1. Moone's My Name
3. Beatrice Aurore
Timeform View: Pimpernel and Beatrice Aurore are both effective at the track and have plenty of form at this level but it might be worth taking a chance on an improver from the handicap ranks, with Moone's My Name selected on the back of her Newmarket win.
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