The jury is out on Avidly after a couple of disappointing efforts while Double Dealites may not appreciate the drop in distance after winning an all-weather bumper over 2m here last month. The betting may give the best clue to Zanouska's chances on her return though she showed little in either start last year. Labyrinthine makes her debut for a new yard but her second in the French provinces last year is hard to assess while Elpida cost $310,000 as a yearling but her winning relative scored over 5f. Breeding suggests fellow newcomer MARTINETTE will prove better suited to middle-distances and Charlie Hills' filly gets the nod to make a winning start.
Avidly 20-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden and wide into straight 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 8l behind Munsarim (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Double Dealites 8-1 (10-2) Held up on inside, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Lingfield 2m mares n h flat (6) std in Feb beating Ellin's Tower (11-0) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Labyrinthine (IRE) (8-11) 2nd of 11, 6l behind Kohilo (9-2) at Saint Malo(FR) 1m 1f 3yo stk gd in Jul.
Elpida (USA) Giant's Causeway filly out of Swan Nebula.
Martinette (USA) Mizzen Mast filly out of Faraway Flower.
Petale Noir 100-1 (9-0) Early reminder, soon chased leaders on inside, driven 5f out, lost place 4f out, soon weakened, eased 2f out, last of 9, 46l behind Ejadah (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2yo stks (5) hvy in Oct.
Zanouska (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stide, raced wide in mid-division, weakened weakened inside final 3f, 11th of 13, 19l behind Aertex (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.