PEARL WAR finished a promising fourth over today's trip at Newmarket on her debut. With the winner placed in Listed company since and the third horse subsequently winning, the form looks solid and she gets the vote. Cantal and Scarlet Belle won't have to improve much on their second starts to get involved, while better is expected from the likes of Al Andaleeb, Shabora and Strathnaver. Any interest in the newcomers So Cheeky and Srinagar Girl should also be noted in a potentially informative opener.
Al Andaleeb (USA) 7-1 (9-0) Keen early, tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 14l behind Semayyel (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Cantal 8-1 (9-0) In touch in mid-division, pushed along and headway 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Gathering (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo stks (4) gf in Sep.
Mandianna (IRE) 28-1 (8-12) Prominent, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 9l behind Money Never Sleeps (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Moody Dancer 80-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway well over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 10l behind Wahylah (8-11) at Newmarket 6f 2yo flls auc (2) gf in Sep.
Pearl War (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 3l behind Semayyel (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Scarlet Belle 25-1 (8-7) Led early, chased leaders, led over 1f out, soon headed, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Afnoon (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (5) gd.
Shabora (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 17, 6l behind Abishena (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo stks (4) gf.
So Cheeky Fantastic View filly out of Fallujah.
Srinagar Girl Shamardal filly out of Adees Dancer.
Strathnaver 12-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway towards far side 2f out, soon hung right and ridden, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 17, 6l behind Abishena (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo stks (4) gf.
You Got The Love 66-1 (8-9) Slow into stride, always in rear, 12th of 13, 13l behind Purple 'n Gold (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.