Floralys is clear of those with an official rating and was sent off favourite on her return from a lengthy absence and debut for John Butler at Kempton. She'll have come on for that but is facing stiffer competition today that includes the improving Botteen and especially LAUDATION. He was only beaten a couple of lengths in a better maiden than this last month and will relish today's extra furlong. The Scuttler and Wotabooty also have a shout while the newcomers Storm and Arjawan are worth a second glance in the betting in an open race.
Boyzee 66-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 3f out, soon well beaten, last of 8, 15l behind Bull Bay (9-3) at Kempton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Island Express (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Started slowly, outpaced in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to modest 3rd final 100 yards, never any chance with leading duo, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Secret Of Success (8-6) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol.
Floralys (USA) 13-8fav (10-0) Led, ridden clear over 1f out, edged right and swished tail entering final furlong, soon headed and not run on, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Lily Edge (10-0) at Kempton 1m Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (5) pol.
Arjawan Byron colt out of Al Hawa.
Botteen (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up in last pair, headway on inside 2f out, ridden and went 3rd over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Jimmy The Snooze (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Laudation 5-1 (9-5) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Keene's Pointe (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
On With The Dance (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 11, 8l behind Smileswithhiseyes (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
The Scuttler (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway and edged right over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Columella (8-8) at Warwick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Storm (IRE) Excellent Art filly out of Bali Breeze.
World Map (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Started slowly, always behind, 10th of 11, 10l behind Shy Bride (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Wotabooty 5-1 (8-4) Keen tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Golden Causeway (8-11) at Kempton 7f mdn fll (5) pol.