Bugie d'Amore won a Group 3 in Milan for Bruno Grizzetti at 2 yrs, and creditable fourth of nine to Laugh Out Loud in Prix de Sandringham at Chantilly on return for new yard. Plenty more needed up in class.
Cardigan is clearly open to improvement having landed a 6f Haydock maiden on sole start last year, although not seen so far in 2012 and this represents a huge step up, for all the longer trip should suit.
Elusive Kate was one of last year's top juveniles, landing Prix Marcel Boussac in October. Easy to forgive Breeders' Cup flop, but has missed several engagements this year, and needs to be spot on to take this.
Fallen For You recorded her best effort at 2 yrs when second in May Hill at Doncaster. Won minor AW event on return, and better than result in Group 3 at Lingfield last time, but this is a much tougher assignment.
Homecoming Queen showed marked improvement beating Starscope by nine lengths in 1000 Guineas, but nowhere near that form in Irish equivalent last time, and possible she needs soft ground to be seen at her best.
Intense Pink put up he best effort when landing a heavy-ground maiden at Pontefract (6f) in April, but seemingly put in her place when down the field in listed race at Haydock last time, and plenty on her plate now.
Irish History is an impeccably-bred filly who won 14-runner maiden at Windsor in May by six lengths, and was unlucky in a listed race at Sandown last time. Sure to do much better, and no forlorn hope at this level.
Laugh Out Loud was unraced as a juvenile, but kept busy this year, winning listed race at York and Group 2 Prix de Sandringham at Chantilly. Only poor run came on soft ground in 1000 Guineas.
Maybe made big strides last summer, her unbeaten season culminating with win in Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh. Return to 1m will suit after non-staying effort in Oaks last time. NON RUNNER.
Russelliana built on form of debut win when second in Cherry Hinton at Newmarket in July, but flopped in Princess Margaret next time, and plenty to prove after a laboured effort on return.
Samitar won Albany Stakes here last year, and back to her very best when taking Irish 1000 Guineas last time. That form franked when Ishvana won Jersey Stakes on Wednesday, and deserves utmost respect.
Starscope was having only her third start when second to Homecoming Queen in 1000 Guineas, but didn't look keen when third in 1¼m listed race at Newbury last time, and isn't one to trust implicitly.
2. Laugh Out Loud
3. Homecoming Queen
Timeform View: Samitar had her Irish Guineas win boosted in the Jersey Stakes, and is the selection. Laugh Out Loud should be considered if the going doesn't deteriorate too much, while conversely Homecoming Queen would come into the equation if the ground does become soft.
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