Pompeia made a promising reappearance when third at Windsor and Ralph Beckett's filly, who is by Singspiel, gives the impression she'll stay this longer trip. But she might struggle to give weight to KIKONGA, who is bred to appreciate middle-distances this year. After a couple of runs over 7f at HQ, the latter came good when stepped up to a mile at Leicester in September and should have plenty more to offer. She has nothing to fear from Dalaway on the form book. Lovesome failed to follow up her Wolverhampton second at the same track next time.
Pompeia 10-1 (9-4) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, staying on same pace in 3rd when carried left inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Sea Shanty (8-13) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Kikonga 9-1 (9-0) Raced wide, close up, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, won at Leicester 1m 2yo stks (4) gd in Sep beating Nasijah (9-0) by nk, 13 ran.
Lovesome 8-1 (8-11) Led, headed over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Woodland Aria (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn fll (5) pol in Apr.
Dalaway (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Of Course Darling (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (5) pol in Apr.