CLOUD LINE made an encouraging debut at Newcastle before finding Marmoom just too good over this course and distance. The remainder were beaten a long way and it should be third time lucky. Spellbind has produced two decent runs on this track and she only faded close home last time so looks certain to get into the action. Capelita looked very green at Yarmouth last week and may need more experience but there are some very choicely-bred newcomers engaged and the market should be noted. Chief among them could be Mike De Kock's Cape Cross filly Batrana, whose dam produced a winner with her first foal.
Pearl Bell (IRE) 5-6fav (9-0) Took keen hold and prominent, challenged 2f out, disputing lead and every chance until winner went by entering final furlong, one pace inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Diaminda (9-0) at Ascot 6f mdn (3) gs in Jul '12.
Batrana Cape Cross filly out of Sesmen.
Capelita 7-1 (9-0) Slowly away, keen in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Miss Brazil (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f mdn flls stks (5) gf in Jul.
Cloud Line 9-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner approaching final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Marmoom (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Focail Mear 66-1 (8-11) Slowly away, always last, tailed off, last of 7, 35l behind Redkirk (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.
Gracefilly 40-1 (8-7) Awkwardly away, always in rear, last of 10, 23l behind Marmoom (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Nightlight Pivotal filly out of Floodlit.
Rectitude Virtual filly out of Evasive Quality.
Spellbind 5-1 (9-0) Held up, headway towards far side 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 15, 2 3/4l behind Swift Campaign (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (5) gd in May.
Twilight Sparkle (IRE) Rock Of Gibraltar filly out of Balliasta.