Having been due to enjoy her swansong in this race, the William Haggastrained Chorist
may now have earned an extension to her racing career with such a courageous effort in second.
The Stoute filly prevailed on the nod by a short head with Chorist
a neck away in third.
The highlight was Chorist
, who looked a class act winning the Weatherbys Bank Pipalong Listed Stakes.
Fallon wasted no time in getting Chorist
to the front and once ahead, rarely looked in any trouble, as the odds-on shot held off Ice Palace's late surge with consummate ease.
is one of the most consistent mares in training and beat the Irish 1000 Guineas runner-up Alexander Goldrun in the Pretty Polly Stakes in Ireland last month.
05), looks at the mercy of CHORIST
, whose owners, the Cheveley Park Stud, triumphed with Russian Rhythm 12 months ago.
The oldest horse in the list is the five-year-old Chorist
produced a game front-running performance to claim the Group One Audi Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh.
can bounce back to form in the Irish National Stud Blandford Stakes.
Among possible opponents are Chorist
and Monturani plus trainer Sir Michael Stoute's unbeaten filly Favourable Terms, which will be ridden by Champion Jockey Kieren Fallon, and Ivowen from the Irish stable of Dermot Weld.
still looked on the backward side when going down by a length to the useful Zee Zee Top at York last week and should come on for the outing.
In behind, the field finished strung out down the track as the blistering pace set by Godolphin pacemaker Naheef and then by the brave mare Chorist
took its toll in the conditions.
Sir Michael Stoute lifted the Nassau Stakes with Favourable Terms, but it was a desperate affair as she scrambled home from Silence Is Golden and favourite Chorist
has already claimed a Group One victory at the Curragh this season.
is an admirable mare and she can record her 10th career success in the Vodafone Nassau Stakes.