Moore, who has claimed the last two runnings of the fillies' Classic aboard Legatissimo
and Minding, has picked Rhododendron ahead of Aidan O'Brien stablemates Winter and Hydrangea.
Ryan Moore did his best on Legatissimo
in the big fillies' race, but they could not handle Stephanie's Kitten.
With stars like Derby and Arc winner Golden Horn, dual Guineas scorer Gleneagles, Legatissimo
and Esoterique comprising the contingent, it would be foolish to rely on history.
Meanwhile, the 1000 Guineas heroine Legatissimo
(2-1 Fav) added another Group 1 to her CV in the Nassau Stakes.
ran out a most impressive winner of the Qatar Nassau Stakes earlier in the day at Glorious Goodwood.
saw her star status elevated to a new level after demonstrating her immense abilities with a triumph of the highest calibre in the Qatar Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
Seven of the nine runners represent the classic generation and I think Legatissimo
Back over what looks an ideal trip, Legatissimo
should take some stopping.
She was beaten a head by the reopposing Star Of Seville that day but as Together Forever was conceding 4lb to a race-fit rival, there is every reason to expect that form to be reversed here Together Forever technically has some ground to find with both Legatissimo
and Jack Naylor on last year's form but she appeals as a filly bound to be suited by the step up in trip who has yet to really show her best this term and is available at a decent price in what could be an open year.
I wondered, are legatissimo
and molto legato synonymous?
One person who was certain not to underestimate Winter was her former trainer David Wachman, who won this race with Legatissimo
in 2015 but quit training at the end of last season.
There is less than a fortnight until the Breeders' Cup at Keeneland, USA and, with the European raiding party set to include Golden Horn and Legatissimo
, the race for Cartier honours is certainly not over.