GRASPED made a winning start over course and distance in December and can continue winning ways for the Cecil yard. She beat a subsequent winner on that occasion and makes more appeal than recent winner Serenity Spa, who beat the re-opposing Skidby Mill over track and trip last month. Starlight Symphony punctuated her modest form with a decent second at Sandown last season but Princess Spirit looks likely to struggle in this company.
Starlight Symphony (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind, headway on wide outside over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, weakened, 5th of 14, 7l behind Investment Expert (9-0) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Oct.
Serenity Spa 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Mar beating Skidby Mill (8-10) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Grasped 5-2fav (9-0) Dwelt, in rear and outpaced, pushed along over 4f out, ran on strongly final furlong, led towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Dec beating Secular Society (9-5) by hd, 9 ran.
Skidby Mill (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon in touch on inside, good headway on inner to chase leading pair over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, soon not quicken, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Cravat (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Princess Spirit 4-1 (8-5) Pulled hard tracking leader, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Ishiamber (9-11) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.