Oratorian was beaten less than a length when third over a mile at this track last month. He's shown good early pace over that distance so gets a crack at sprinting here but LEENAVESTA makes more appeal. Richard Hannon's filly went very close behind stablemate Tones at Wolverhampton in November and has already beaten today's opponent Dressed In Lace when third over 5f at Goodwood in August. Marie's Fantasy has shown a bit more of late and is preferred to Princess Alessia.
Oratorian (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Chased leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed final 120 yards, soon no extra in 3rd, 3rd of 5, 3/4l behind Island Melody (8-9) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Dec.
Leenavesta (USA) 13-2 (8-1) Led early, soon settled in 3rd, pushed along over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, stayed on closing stages, just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Tones (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Dressed In Lace 11-1 (8-10) Slight lead, ridden and strongly pressed final furlong, ran on, caught near line, 2nd of 14, shd behind Beach Candy (9-2) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gf in Oct.
Princess Alessia 16-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 4l behind I See You (9-0) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Lana (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Twilight Allure (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Marie's Fantasy 16-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, headway on inside over 1f out, hung left and stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Russian Bullet (8-9) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Lady Heartbeat 12-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, ridden inside final furlong, kept on and no impression, 5th of 14, 6l behind Karma Chameleon (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.