07/02/2005 12:00AM

Soviet Song again meets Attraction


Soviet Song and Attraction will renew their rivalry on Newmarket's July Course in Tuesday's edition of the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes.

In last year's running of the Falmouth, a $354,000 straight mile for fillies and mares, Soviet Song ended Attraction's undefeated record with a decisive 2 1/2-length victory. She then beat Attraction again by a half-length in the Group 1 Matron Stakes. A daughter of Marju trained by James Fanshawe, Soviet Song was, however, only third in her reappearance at Royal Ascot at York last month in the Group 2 Windsor Forest Stakes.

A four-time Group 1 winner going a mile, Attraction, trained by Mark Johnston, began her 4-year-old campaign with a dull 11th-place finish behind Bullish Luck and Silent Witness in the Champions Mile at Sha Tin on May 14.

Alexander Goldrun, winner of the the 1 1/4-mile Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at The Curragh on June 25, might find a mile on the short side if she goes as intended by trainer Jim Bolger, but the progressive Peeress, who beat Soviet Song by 3 3/4 lengths winning the one-mile Windsor Forest, is in her element. Michael Stoute trains Peeress.

Also dangerous are a pair of 3-year-olds. Karen's Caper was just a short head second to Maids Causeway in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes on June 17, while Penkenna Princess, finished the same margin behind Saoire last time in the Irish 1000 Guineas.