ARTE VIVA is taken to land this fillies' maiden, while Alice Alleyne, Angelena Ballerina, Pictures and Whirly Dancer all have claims. The selection performed with plenty of credit on debut when runner-up in a moderate Kempton contest over this trip, but should have learned plenty there. Keiren Fallon, who rode her that day, takes the mount on Pictures here instead, but Neil Callan is a very capable deputy and with improvement highly likely we'll side with that pair. Pictures has made the frame twice in the past month or so and handled conditions here well last time, so she has to be respected. Angelena Ballerina is a maiden after six starts and tries the Polytrack for the first time. She was not disgraced in Listed company in the summer but does lack some toe at the business end. Henry Cecil saddles two here, Whirly Dancer and Athenian Garden. The latter is related to American dirt winners at around a mile and should probably be better for the run, while Whirly Dancer's form this far suggests that she has a bit to find with the leading players. Alice Alleyne steps up in trip for a second time after being a beaten favourite at Yarmouth and she should still be effective over this far, so she should not be far away if able to cope with the worst of the draw. Arte Viva is given the nod.
Alice Alleyne (IRE) Evensfav (9-0) Always prominent, challenged 2f out, put narrow lead 1f out, headed and carried slightly right well inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 11, shd behind Dylanesque (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo stks (4) gf in Sep.
Angelena Ballerina (IRE) 5-1 (8-1) Prominent, one pace final furlong, 6th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Jeannie Galloway (8-4) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Sep.
Arte Viva (USA) 9-4 (8-12) In touch, ridden over 2f out, headway to chase winner inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Eolith (9-2) at Kempton 7f fll cond stks (3) pol in Sep.
Athenian Garden (USA) Royal Academy filly out of Webee.
China Lily (USA) 9-1 (9-0) Slowly away, held up towards rear, headway 2f out, switched left inside final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 13, 8l behind Silent Secret (9-0) at Beverley 7f 2yo stks (5) gf in Sep.
Denton Ryal Trade Fair filly out of My Valentina.
Ellen Vannin (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) In touch, hung right on bend 3f out, ridden and hung left over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 7l behind Sierra Alpha (9-3) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Motrice 20-1 (9-0) Slowly away, outpaced, always in rear, 13th of 14, 13l behind Muwakaba (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol in Sep.
Pictures (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Prominent, led after 1f, hung right from well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, not quicken close home, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Gouray Girl (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Scintillating (IRE) 66-1 (8-13) Mid-division when lost action and pulled up after 2f, in a race won by Stef And Stelio (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo clm stks (5) pol in Sep, 12 ran.
Vanilla Loan (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, always in rear, last of 7, 10l behind Eolith (9-2) at Kempton 7f fll cond stks (3) pol in Sep.
Whirly Dancer 5-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, led well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Silent Secret (9-0) at Beverley 7f 2yo stks (5) gf in Sep.