The step up to Listed company at York proved beyond EXENTRICITY last time. But she'd earlier gone close in soft going at Salisbury and that looks stronger form than Showcard's debut fifth at Ascot. Mick Channon's filly may have too much for the newcomers and gets the vote. Jockey bookings suggest Crystal Malt is preferred to Lady Mascot of the Hannon fillies but Carrot Top makes more appeal than both as she's a half-sister to winning sprinter Poppy Seed among others. Peace And War cost $300,000 as a yearling and is another to note on her debut.
Anastazia Kyllachy filly out of Meddle.
Carrot Top Assertive filly out of Opopmil.
Crystal Malt (IRE) Intikhab filly out of Elegantly.
Exentricity 10-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, outpaced towards rear, some headway halfway, no impression when hung left over 1f out, 7th of 13, 8l behind Patience Alexander (8-12) at York 5f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd.
Lady Marita (IRE) Dandy Man filly out of Straight Miss.
Lady Mascot (IRE) Zebedee filly out of Tradmagic.
Peace and War (USA) War Front filly out of More Oats Please.
Showcard 50-1 (9-0) Soon off the pace, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 4l behind Dangerous Moonlite (9-0) at Ascot 5f 2yo stks (4) gd.