Power Of Light will find this easier than the Group 3 she contested over 7f here last time. She'd won over a mile on her debut at Newcastle while Pure Excellence scored in heavy ground at Haydock last month but couldn't follow-up at Doncaster last Saturday. Becky Lou is a maiden winner at Chester and DESERT IMAGE also opened her account at this track last time. It was soft ground on that occasion and Charlie Hills' filly is fancied to take this step up in class in her stride as she won by four lengths eased down. Hollowina didn't beat much at Haydock on her debut but is still preferred to Cloudwalker, Jadesnumberone and Similu.
Becky Lou (USA) 6-5fav (8-12) Chased leaders early, in touch, pushed along 3f out, headway and switched right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Chester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep beating Madame Elizabeth (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Cloudwalker (USA) 100-1 (9-0) Mid-division, driven and headway inside final 2f, kept on well inside final furlong, improve, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Shuruq (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Desert Image 11-4 (9-0) Made all, clear 2f out, pushed out, unchallenged, won at Newmarket 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) sft in Oct beating Mojo Miss (9-0) by 4l, 14 ran.
Hollowina 13-2 (9-0) Went right start, chased leaders, driven to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Haydock 1m 2yo stks (5) hvy in Sep beating Northern Star (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Jadesnumberone (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Keen in touch, headway to track leaders halfway, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, edged right and no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Tarikhi (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Power of Light (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Short of room, started in rear, headway 2f out, soon chased leading pair, kept on one pace and lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Waterway Run (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Pure Excellence 7-2fav (9-7) Led 1f, prominent, ridden 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, not able to trouble winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Code Of Honor (9-7) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Similu 25-1 (9-0) In touch, effort on outside 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to take 2nd towards finish, not reached winner, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Coincidently (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.