Never Can Stop just about sets the standard but it's hardly an exacting one so we'll take CHORAL to make a winning debut. Richard Hannon has a 38% strike-rate with juvenile runners at Windsor this year which bodes well for our selection. This daughter of Oratorio is out of a dam who was nothing special, but she had plenty of speedy relatives so there's every hope Choral will prove up to this task. Never Can Stop ran well to snatch second last time but there are two major concerns; firstly she looked in need of a step up to six furlongs last time and secondly the filly disappointed on quick ground at Bath. Add that to the fact John Portman hasn't trained a juvenile winner this term and we're happy to take her on. Instructress ran a fair race on debut having got worked up in the stalls. She's a half-sister to useful sprinter Smooch and should show more here. Similarly Amber Mist caught the eye on her first visit to the racecourse, finishing three lengths behind Never Can Stop, who had the benefit of two previous runs. David Pinder's charge should improve and is bred to be at her best over five furlongs. Sirens split the pair that day but may find Amber Mist improving past her, Golden Tempest may need further but does need a look in the market, as does Regal Rocket in relation to our pick, her stablemate Choral. Regal Rocket looks the first-string on jockey bookings but has a pedigree that implies she'll do better over further and, whilst she should improve on her Salisbury debut, it wasn't a display that screamed future winner. In an open contest we'll take a chance on Choral.
Amber Mist 25-1 (8-9) Behind, ridden along halfway, switched left to wide outside well over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no danger, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind The Thrill Is Gone (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gs.
Choral Oratorio filly out of Sierra.
Golden Tempest (IRE) Clodovil filly out of Honey Storm.
Instructress 14-1 (9-0) Slowly away, behind, switched left over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 10, 9l behind Electric Waves (9-0) at Warwick 5f 2yo stks (5) gd.
Never Can Stop 7-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind, headway halfway, switched right to rail and strong run inside final furlong, finished fast to 2nd and closed on winner near finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind The Thrill Is Gone (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gs.
Regal Rocket (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Dwelt, keen early stages, held up in 6th, ridden well over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 5th of 8, 8l behind Perfect Tribute (9-0) at Salisbury 5f 2yo fll mdn (4) gf.
Romany Gypsy 80-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, last of 10, 19l behind Roayh (9-3) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Second Encore 9-4fav (8-6) In touch and keen, ridden to go 3rd over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Shoshoni Wind (8-12) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Sirens 20-1 (8-7) Led on rail, headed over 1f out , stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind The Thrill Is Gone (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gs.
Welsh Inlet (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Led far side group, ridden over 1f out, headed that side inside final furlong, no extra, 7th of 15, 6l behind Defence Council (9-3) at Ripon 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.