Pavitra is the clear favourite this year, and while she is very consistent having never missed a place from seven starts between 1600m-2500m on a soft track or better, there is a question mark about how strong she is at the end of a true staying test.
In the Vinery Stud last start, Pavitra finished less than a length in front of a line of five horses, which casts doubt over the quality of all of them. You may side with a value selection like Pierossa, who was the best finisher of that race.
But perhaps a different formline altogether is the way to go? In 2020, we saw Colette back-up from winning the Adrian Knox on a heavy track to taking out the Oaks a week later – Arts, shaping as a similar profile, is looking to do the same thing.