A half-sister to the useful two-year-old winner Tears of The Sun (1m) out of a winner up to 1m, it’s no surprise that she improved for the longer trip when beating several of these rivals in the Prestige Stakes at Goodwood.
Mark Johnston’s runner was well ridden and dictated from the front. There’s another strong chance she’ll be allowed an easy lead here, and, with the extra furlong likely to suit, she should be hard to pass.
The well-bred Blending looks dangerous after her improved display at Newmarket, while Rich Legacy wasn’t seen to best advantage behind the selection last time.
Two of the last four winners of this valuable race have carried around eight stone and the lightly-weighted Spiritual Lady has lots going for her on these terms. She can make it three wins from four starts and give her connections a bumper payday, having only cost £9,000 as a yearling.
She won at Newmarket in June, was fifth in the Super Sprint at Newbury, and then improved a lot when winning at Chelmsford last time.
Stormy Clouds and Rusumaat have to be respected and finished first and second at York , while Global Applause and Mubtasim both drop in class after contesting the Gimcrack last time.