The presence of ALZAVOLA appears to have frightened off much of the opposition and Sir Mark Prescott's filly can get off the mark. Despite her dam having enough speed to win over 5f as a juvenile, it appears that handicapping over longer trips has always been the long term aim as the trainer dutifully sent her out for three runs in quick succession before drawing stumps for the season. Special Report is a maiden after 15 races though he did perform with some credit at Nottingham last week. Exclusive Waters hasn't built upon a couple of promising starts last term and Soubrette is yet to beat another horse in her three outings to date.
Alzavola 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 8, 6l behind Mandy The Nag (8-12) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Exclusive Waters (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, driven along 3f out, weakened entering final furlong, 9th of 14, 6l behind Duchess Of Gazeley (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Special Report (IRE) 16-1 (7-9) Chased leader,led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind West End Lad (10-0) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Soubrette 100-1 (9-0) Mid-division, not much room and lost place over 4f out, well beaten over 2f out, last of 11, 17l behind Oasis Spirit (8-9) at Windsor 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.