But the Mark Tompkins-trained Astrocharm, who is owned by stargazer Mystic Meg, made the most of the 5lb she was getting from Pongee
and came with a relentless run under Neil Callan.
The Group Two Oaks could see recent Pinnacle Stakes winner God Given bid to provide trainer Luca Cumani with the double that he achieved with Pongee
Luca Cumani, successful previously with Pongee
in 2004, relies on Mohedian Lady.
Although the actual stele is not extant, the "Inscription" is said to have been transcribed on a piece of pongee
, allegedly by Wang Xizhi [??] (303-61 or 321-79), the most renowned calligrapher in Chinese history.
Given time to realise her potential, Quiff came good in devastating fashion in the Yorkshire Oaks where she forged clear in the last two furlongs to win by 11 lengths from Pongee
Fortune also takes the ride on the progressive Pongee
in the Vodafone Fillies' Stakes over a mile and three-quarters.
Stamina is undoubtedly Pongee
's strong point and she can put it to good use in her hat-trick quest in the Vodafone Fillies' Stakes.
Lancashire Oaks winner Pongee
is seeking a hat-trick.
(above) hasn't stopped improving yet, and Luca Cumani's filly is fancied to notch up her second Group victory.
At Haydock, in-form Luca Cumani and Jimmy Fortune completed a 43-1 big race double with Pongee
Jimmy Fortune proved the man to back at Haydock, swooping late to win the Lancashire Oaks on Pongee
, a 9-2 chance.