If it's Newbury, it's Peter Chapple-Hyam and Musical Twist (3.40) gets the vote after shaping with a deal of promise behind Godolphin's Shmoose
here in August.
Last year's Bentinck Stakes fell to subsequent Prix de l'Abbaye hero My Best Valentine, and some useful sprinters line up again against Always Alight, notably Tedburrow, Cretan Gift and Godolphin's Shmoose
, who made a belated reappearance when third behind Keos in a Group 3 at Chantilly on September 18.
Sagitta 1000 Guineas: William Hill betting: 9-2 Cape Verdi (from 5-1), 7-1 Exclusive (from 8-1), Loving Claim, 10-1 Embassy (from 7-1), Jibe, 16-1 Ashraakat, Crazee Mental, 25-1 Glorosia, Musical Twist, Shmoose
, Woodland Melody, 33-1 bar.
The English challenger Shmoose
, running for the first time in nearly a year, ran a cracking race to finish a length away third under Frankie Dettori.
1000 Guineas: 6 Cape Verdi; 7 Embassy; 8 Exclusive; 10 Loving Claim, Jibe; 16 Ashraakat, Crazee Mental; 25 Woodland Melody, Glorosia, Musical Twist, Shmoose
; 33 Alborada, Asfurah, Bahr, Doomna, Fairly Grey, Grazia, Heed My Warning, Insight, La Nuit Rose, Lovers Knot, 40 others.