MISS BEAT, Aurora Sky and Port De La Ponche look the three against the field here and we will side with the former to break her duck. The negative for Brian Meehan's filly is the car park draw, but in truth there are not many runners and she has a mile to travel, so she'd be unlucky to miss out again on that basis. Positives are her two runs to date, either of which would give her every chance here if reproduced. The trip will suit this classily-bred filly and we are happy to side with her. Aurora Sky made a very pleasing Kempton debut, when just held over 7f. This step up to a mile should help the Hawk Wing filly and with improvement anticipated she should be closely involved. Port De La Ponche was started off over 6f at Windsor in August and has been given plenty of time since what was also a pleasing debut. She too is bred for trips like this and so we should also see more from her this time and a win is certainly not out of the question. Eurotanz is showing steady improvement, but handicapping may be more her forte, while the same can be said of Faldal, although a market check is advised. Miss Beat can make it third time lucky here.
Aurora Sky (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders on inside, pressed leader over 1f out, led final half furlong, caught close home, soon outpaced by winner, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Raaeidd (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn (4) pol in Nov.
Ballade de La Mer 50-1 (8-12) Always in rear, 10th of 12, 16l behind Hometown (8-12) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn auc (6) fbs in Nov.
Eurotanz (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Behind, ridden and effort 2f out, not quicken and weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 5l behind Sonning Gate (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn (5) pol in Nov.
Faldal 16-1 (9-0) Pulled hard close up, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3l behind Cascata (9-0) at Great Leighs 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Luckier (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 7th of 12, 17l behind Arabian Mirage (9-0) at W'hampton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Miss Beat (IRE) 8-13fav (8-12) In touch, raced keenly, switched right just over 2f out, ridden to press winner inside final furlong, edged slightly left, kept on, always held, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Kimberley Downs (9-3) at W'hampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn (5) pol in Nov.
Peace In Paradise (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Always behind, last of 17, 30l behind Sariska (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn fll (4) gs in Nov.
Port de La Ponche 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 15, 4l behind Acquiesced (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn fll (4) gs in Aug.
Seminal Moment 33-1 (9-0) Held up, never a factor, 9th of 12, 20l behind Arabian Mirage (9-0) at W'hampton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Tattercoats (FR) 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division, hampered on rail after 2f, soon behind, never dangerous afterwards, 13th of 14, 14l behind Dialect (8-12) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc (5) pol in Nov.