The Circus will not need to improve much from her debut effort at Newmarket to open her account in the British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies' Novice Auction Stakes at Newbury.
John Gosden's youngster was seemingly not that well fancied for her Rowley Mile introduction just over a month ago, but shaped with abundant promise to place third - beaten a shade under two lengths by the winner, Valpolicella.
The fact that the latter went on to finish a creditable fifth behind the seriously impressive Dandalla in the Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot gives the form a solid look, while two horses who finished behind the The Circus - Chica Bella and Risk Of Thunder - have won since. The daughter of Iffraaj is expected to get off the mark in Berkshire before testing the water at stakes level before too long.
Annie De Vega has a very similar profile heading into division two of the Oakley Coachbuilders Super Sport Novice Stakes. The daughter of Lope De Vega was the clear favourite on her first start at Nottingham and was far from disgraced in third behind more experienced horses in subsequent Listed winner King Carney and Damage Control, who has also struck gold since.
BELLEWSTOWN: 1.00 Bentham, 1.30 Champagne Diva, 2.00 Laura Bullion, 2.30 Wild Desire, 3.00 Upgraded, 3.30 Take A Turn, 4.00 Twilight Girl, 4.35 Jawbox.
GOWRAN PARK: 4.25 Roman Empire, 4.55 Majestic Sea, 5.25 Balmari, 5.55 Shale, 6.25 Dark Design, 6.55 Keep Believing, 7.25 Lady Arona.
NEWBURY: 4.40 Peerless, 5.10 THE CIRCUS (NAP), 5.40 Spirited Guest, 6.10 Wren, 6.40 Puerto Banus, 7.10 Nova Roma, 7.40 Annie De Vega, 8.10 Dubai Quality, 8.40 Torolight.
RIPON: 12.00 Brazen Belle, 12.35 War Of Clans, 1.10 Justified, 1.40 King's Castle, 2.10 Dark Jedi, 2.40 Global Spirit, 3.10 Deep Snow, 3.40 Abbotside.
STRATFORD: 12.15 Beau Sancy, 12.45 Seddon, 1.20 Mighty Meg, 1.50 Joie De Vivre, 2.20 Nineohtwooneoh, 2.50 Getaway North, 3.20 Jamacho, 3.50 Captain Buck's, 4.20 Jack Snipe.
DOUBLE: The Circus and Annie De Vega.