Queenie's Home sets the standard with an official rating of 73 and may well figure on her Fibresand debut. It will be no surprise if Outback Warrior and Alba Verde improve from their recent debut efforts but WESTMINSTER gets a speculative vote representing a trainer with a good strike rate at this track. Ventura Reef and Rio Ranger are newcomers to note, especially the former who is a half-brother to six winners and expected to go well.
Outback Warrior (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Pressed leader, ridden and lost place 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 9l behind Longton (9-5) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Skinny Latte 66-1 (9-5) Dwelt pushed along in rear, outpaced halfway, last of 8, 46l behind Alderley (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Ventura Reef (IRE) Excellent Art colt out of Run To Jane.
Westminster (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Chased winner, ridden over 2f out, no impression when lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 7l behind Naadirr (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Alba Verde 33-1 (9-0) Outpaced in rear, weakened halfway, 6th of 7, 23l behind Speed Hawk (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Nov.
Belle Peinture (FR) 20-1 (8-9) In touch, soon pushed along, weakening when hampered over 2f out, 6th of 7, 19l behind Nova Champ (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
La Paiva (FR) 20-1 (8-9) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, went 3rd 3f out, ridden and kept on same pace final 2f, no impression, 3rd of 6, 16l behind Resolute (9-0) at Southwell 7f 2yo nov stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Queenie's Home 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, stayed on well closing stages, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Zugzwang (9-1) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Rio Ranger (IRE) Bushranger filly out of Desert D'argent.