BOWSTAR looks the safest option in an uninspiring maiden. She was beaten a couple of lengths over C&D last time but has a few pounds to spare with most of these judged on her current mark and rates the selection on that basis. Irish import Honky Tonk Queen is the dark horse after a couple of modest efforts over shorter trips including a sixth at Dundalk while the likes of Transfix and Tijuca have some improving to do to figure. Stablemates Zaminate and Cape Crossing were both well beaten on their respective debuts though the latter makes most appeal on jockey bookings.
Bestfootforward Motivator filly out of Best Side.
Bowstar 9-2 (8-12) Held up, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 8, 2l behind Desert Berry (8-12) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Cape Crossing 16-1 (9-0) Raced stands side, prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 17l behind The Fugue (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) gd in Oct '11.
Honky Tonk Queen (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden into close 5th 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th of 14, 5l behind Via Ballycroy (9-0) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Sep.
Lea Valley 33-1 (8-9) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 12th of 13, 39l behind Grand Liaison (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
My Colleen (USA) 11-4 (8-12) Raced wide towards rear, ridden halfway, not trouble leaders, last of 6, 7l behind Tidal's Baby (8-12) at Lingfield 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Sangrail 12-1 (9-3) Led 2f, chased leader until approaching final 4f, chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 11, 34l behind Cha Ching (9-2) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.
Silver Marizah (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Behind, ridden inside final 2f, never dangerous, last of 8, 11l behind Monumental Man (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp (6) pol.
Tijuca (IRE) 50-1 (8-5) Prominent early, tracked leaders, not much room and switched right over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Greyemkay (8-4) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep.
Transfix 14-1 (9-5) Dwelt, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Chella Thriller (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Zaminate 12-1 (8-12) Dwelt, held up towards rear, took keen hold, one pace and lost 4th place towards finish, 5th of 8, 14l behind Rockalong (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.