JOOHAINA has a smart pedigree and cost 160,000 euros. She made an encouraging debut on the Polytrack in June and should have gained enough from the run to take this. Dutch Romance also made a promising start on this sort of ground at Newbury and it will be a surprise if she's not involved in the finish while Aertex looked in need of the experience at Goodwood last month and is expected to do much better. Alumina is a half-sister to a winning juvenile and out of a winning miler but Vera Lou's pedigree is all about middle-distances and she's one for the future.
Aertex (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 15, 11l behind Fracking (9-5) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Alumina (IRE) Invincible Spirit filly out of La Reine Mambo.
Be My Icon 40-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 9l behind Psychometry (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.
Dutch Romance 14-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway near side 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, going on close home, 4th of 12, 4l behind Extremity (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Joohaina (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, switched inside and effort over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Feedyah (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Jun.
Liddle Dwiggs 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders until over 4f out, soon lost place, 9th of 12, 33l behind Artistic Charm (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo stks (5) gf.
Liefie 50-1 (8-7) Dwelt, in rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 12l behind Trinity River (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Miniskirt Naaqoos filly out of Minnola.
Trillian Astra (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, last of 11, 19l behind Queen's Prize (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.
Vera Lou (IRE) Manduro filly out of Baltica.