ALBARAKA was fancied to make a winning debut and sent off favourite over 7f at Kempton last month. She ran on strongly to claim second behind the well regarded She Ain't A Saint on that occasion and today's extra distance can see her go one better. Spirit Of Grace faded close home when fourth over a mile at Lingfield last time and can go close again, while Thymesthree is expected to reverse recent form with the more exposed Beauchamp Xiara here. Covert Decree is a half-sister to a winner and also worth noting on her debut.
Anaya 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, headway to chase leader over 5f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 4l behind Swansea Jack (9-0) at Kempton 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Beauchamp Xiara 2-1fav (9-13) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, not much room and switched left over 1f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, kept on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Libritish (8-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn fll stks (5) pol in Jan.
Albaraka 11-8fav (8-10) In touch in 5th, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd entering final furlong, kept on but not pace of winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind She Ain't A Saint (8-10) at Kempton 7f mdn fll (5) pol in Jan.
Covert Decree Proclamation filly out of Armada Grove.
Spirit Of Grace 7-1 (8-4) Led, set stong pace, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 5l behind Dorcas Lane (8-7) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Surprise (IRE) 11-2 (8-5) Chased leading trio, ridden in centre and awkward on camber over 2f out, driven to 3rd inside final furlong, one pace and no real impression, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Miss Moneypenni (8-12) at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jul.
Thymesthree (IRE) 11-4 (8-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Libritish (8-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn fll stks (5) pol in Jan.