FIRST EXPERIENCE faced higher rated horses than this when only fourth in a novice event last month. She'd earlier taken care of Bon Port over track and trip and the latter has since advertised the form with a course and distance victory of her own. Rae Guest's filly is taken to come out best again, though Bint Malyana is another course winner having landed her maiden here in November and is preferred to the more exposed duo Howz The Family and the frustrating Kodafine.
Kodafine (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Thataboy (8-1) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Howz The Family (IRE) 6-4 (9-0) Tracked winner, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on one pace, 3rd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Kantara Castle (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
First Experience 8-1 (8-11) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Impulsive Moment (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Dec.
Bint Malyana (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) In touch, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, stayed on strongly to lead closing stages, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Bretherton (9-5) by nk, 6 ran.
Bon Port 3-1 (8-10) Keen tracked leader, led over 2f out, 3 lengths clear over 1f out, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec beating Final Countdown (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.