Sentaril beat Burke's Rock a head at Lingfield in November but the latter has the advantage of a recent run today. She finished fourth at Kempton last month when Whimsical was sixth and STIRRING BALLAD was runner-up. Andrew Balding's filly should be spot on now for her third outing of the year and is taken to come good on this occasion. Hippy Hippy Shake made steady progress last year culminating in a handicap victory at Newmarket and should hold her own at this level but both Oojooba and Making Eyes would prefer some cut in the ground on their seasonal debuts.
Sentaril 10-3 (8-12) Held up in rear, good headway between horses and strong run inside final furlong, quickened to lead final strides, won at Lingfield 1m flls lst stks (1) pol in Nov beating Burke's Rock (8-12) by hd, 12 ran.
Burke's Rock 7-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, steadied off heels after 1f, pushed along 3f out, still plenty to do 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, finished well, not reach leaders, 4th of 14, 4l behind Lily's Angel (9-1) at Kempton 1m fll lst stks (1) pol in Apr.
Hippy Hippy Shake 13-2 (9-1) Switched left to race centre over 6f out, held up, headway 3f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, eased near finish, won at Newmarket 1m fll hcp (2) sft in Oct beating Raasekha (9-10) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Making Eyes (IRE) (9-3) 7th of 11, 6l behind Chil The Kite (8-13) at Chantilly(FR) 1m Listed stks (1) sft in Oct.
Oojooba 3-1fav (9-4) In touch, smooth headway to track leaders over 2f out, effort over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Lady Loch (8-6) at Haydock 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) hvy in Sep.
Stirring Ballad 4-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, soon switched left, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Lily's Angel (9-1) at Kempton 1m fll lst stks (1) pol in Apr.
Whimsical (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear on inside, headway over 2f out, chased leaders well over 1f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 6th of 14, 10l behind Lily's Angel (9-1) at Kempton 1m fll lst stks (1) pol in Apr.