The 2011 Qipco 1000 Guineas proved to be a wide open contest in which subsequent Oaks third Blue Bunting just got the better of a finish dominated by three unconsidered fillies.
The 2011 Coronation Stakes looks just as difficult to solve with no outstanding contender, unlike the colt's equivalent which was dominated by the outstanding Frankel.
Runner-up at Newmarket, Together, gave the form a boost when filling the same spot behind stable companion Misty For Me in the Irish version, and sets the standard along with Maqaasid, who failed to build on her Newmarket third when only eighth at Longchamp.
No two-year-old filly was more impressive than the Richard Hannon trained Memory but after virtually refusing to start at Newmarket, backing the mount of Richard Hughes comes with a serious health warning.
Musidora winner Joviality is lightly raced and open to plenty of improvement, but the impression is that the one mile trip may just be on the sharp side for this daughter of Cape Cross.
The French look to have the best three-year-old filly at the moment in the shape of Golden Lilac, and it would be no surprise if either of the two Gallic challengers, Immortal Verse or Nova Hawk were to prove victorious.
The most interesting contender is the American trained More Than Real, whose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf win is as good a performance as anything achieved by today's opposition, making the 12/1 on offer quite tempting.
The vote however goes to the Brian Meehan trained Theyskens' Theory, a top price 7/1 with Bet365, who are offering new customers free bets of up to £200.
The mount of Martin Dwyer created a good impression as a juvenile and missed the 1000 Guineas to give the filly more time to come to herself.
Her reappearance at York last month resulted in a smooth confidence boosting victory, and the daughter of Bernardini can justify her tall reputation by gaining her first Group 1 win at the expense of perennial bridesmaid Together.
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