BIG HEART may be able to take a small step towards justifying her price tag by overcoming the challenges of Passkey amongst others. Jeremy Noseda's filly is a half-sister to Habaayib and changed hands for 540,000 guineas as a two year old. Neither of those facts are any guarantee of success on the racetrack for her belated debut but she certainly looks the part on paper. Passkey sets the standard for those with experience although she is only rated 3lbs higher than Mustakmil. The Heath House runner is better than she was able to show at Hamilton when last in action and should go close to shedding her maiden tag. Mustakmil hasn't been beaten far on any of his last four starts and has a decent chance of finishing in the money again if he can prove as effective on this surface. Peponi is worth a cursory glance in the market on debut and the betting should also provide a guide to the chances of our selection Big Heart.
Big Sur 33-1 (9-3) Pulled hard in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 12th of 13, 16l behind Jonny Mudball (9-3) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Iron Master 33-1 (9-0) Always rear, never dangerous final 3f, tailed off, 5th of 6, 30l behind Cape Marien (8-9) at Windsor 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Mile High Lad (USA) 7-1 (8-5) Raced in 4th and well off the pace, weakened 4f out tailed off, last of 7, 49l behind Satwa Gold (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Mustakmil (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Veroon (9-3) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Peponi Kris Kin colt out of Polmara.
Big Heart Mr Greeley filly out of Silver Kestrel.
Cativo 33-1 (8-9) Mid-division, struggling 2f out, never dangerous, 5th of 8, 9l behind Wake Up Call (8-9) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Espresso Steps (USA) 25-1 (8-7) Slowly away, always in rear, 9th of 13, 14l behind Spice Run (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol.
Madame McManus Needwood Blade filly out of Madame Jones.
Passkey 1-2fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, edged right over 4f out, improved to chase winner 3f out, every chance over 1f out, faltered entering final furlong, soon beaten and edged right, eased, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Oneofapear (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.