Our Gabrial's ability to handle the track has to be taken on trust. He should get a good tow round from MADAME MIRASOL, though the latter will prove difficult to overhaul. She's attempted to make all on her last couple of starts on the Polytrack but came home eight lengths clear on her earlier debut on the Fibresand and gets the nod on that form. Kevin Ryan's filly is also preferred to another course and distance winner in Black Vale, who only landed a lowly seller here last month.
Our Gabrial (IRE) 5-1 (8-1) Tracked winner, challenged over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, just held near finish, 2nd of 4, shd behind Pearl Spectre (8-7) at Lingfield 1m (3) pol.
Madame Mirasol (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Led, ridden 2f out, driven and pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, kept on for 2nd, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Constantine (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Black Vale (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Dwelt and short of room start, soon driven forward to join leader, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 6l behind Aspirant (8-9) at Lingfield 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.