SWIFT BIRD made a bold bid from the front at Lingfield last time only to be run out of it close home with today's rival Summerandlightning well behind. Noel Quinlan's filly can go one better here with that experience to draw on. The opposition could be led by Fortunateencounter, who had shaped well at Newmarket on her debut before disappointing at this track in October, while Dubaianswer and Greenflash both hail from yards capable of getting newcomers ready. However, breeding suggests fellow debutant Octavo may need a longer trip to be seen at her best.
Summerandlightning (IRE) 100-1 (9-8) Slow into stride and behind, modest headway inside final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 9, 9l behind Insieme (8-9) at Lingfield 1m mdn fll (5) pol.
Dubaianswer Dubawi filly out of Answered Prayer.
Fortunateencounter (FR) 9-4 (9-0) Dwelt, soon pushed along to chase leaders and wide, went 3rd under pressure halfway, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 19l behind Charleston Lady (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Greenflash Green Desert filly out of Empress Anna.
Kalendar Girl (IRE) 100-1 (8-7) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no impression, 8th of 20, 13l behind Up In Time (8-9) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.
Mistress Quick Sulamani filly out of Bold Byzantium.
Neat Sweep (IRE) Tiger Hill filly out of Flagship.
Octavo Barathea filly out of Oulianovsk.
Rose Bush (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Raced wide held up, ridden and ran green 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 6l behind Apache Glory (8-9) at Kempton 1m mdn fll (5) pol in Feb.
Swift Bird (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) Ridden to lead, came wide into straight, ridden and joined inside final furlong, headed towards finish, rallied, held close home, 2nd of 9, hd behind Insieme (8-9) at Lingfield 1m mdn fll (5) pol.
Tinaheely (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, under pressure over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 11, 12l behind Burj Alzain (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (4) pol in Oct.