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Godolphin's Punctilious, third in the Vodafone Oaks, reversed the form with Epsom runner-up All Too Beautiful, who led at one stage before fading into fourth.
Punctilious, three and a half lengths back third that day, showed improvement to win the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot, but not 10 lengths of an improvement and she again looks destined for no better than third.
Punctilious (9-2) looked a lot more at home at Ascot as she strode clear inside the final quarter of a mile under Frankie Dettori to beat Sahool by one and a half lengths, with Quiff, who went off the 7-2 favourite, the same distance back in third.
A promising juvenile last season, Punctilious was bought privately out of Michael Jarvis's stable after she was third in the Fillies' Mile at Ascot last September.
The Sir Michael Stoute trained 3-1 chance strode clear to score from staying-on Sundrop with 13-8 favourite Punctilious keeping on for third.
Applying this punctilious approach--not only to the choreography but also to the whole fabric of the original-might suggest mere nostalgia for a lost age rather than any new or heightened respect for the elusive and evanescent art of choreography.
For all we know (and as Lott recognizes), the first 100,000 or 200,000 people who go for the permit may be significantly more law-abiding and punctilious than the next cohort of permit seekers would be.
Such subjunctive language and loose causation leads one to welcome the punctilious scrupulousness and obsessional accuracy of the traditional diplomatic historians.
For, otherwise, someone who's not as good a writer as you, but who does a better job of following simple instructions, will get the top award, and you'll get a nasty note from some punctilious abecedarian judge like me.
The Red Rover turns out to be a punctilious gentleman who left the service of his Britannic Majesty because of indignation over the wrongs inflicted on the colonies.
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On the same card, Punctilious will face a maximum of 11 rivals in the Grade 1 EP Taylor Stakes.