Quality Mark faded badly on slow ground at Nottingham last time but has claims on earlier placed efforts on a fast surface. Saga Lout made a promising start over C&D a fortnight ago and makes more appeal than recent Lingfield third La Luz Del Sol but a chance is taken on the returning SERAPHIMA. She separated a couple of subsequent winners when fourth at Windsor back in July and should have have improved in the interim. Lead Role and Hand In Glove are both related to winners and are newcomers worth noting.
Quality Mark (USA) 5-2 (9-3) Led early, tracked leader, ridden halfway, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Fils Anges (9-3) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Saga Lout 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on outside, bumped over 2f out, edged left and went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Midnight Dream (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Elounta 25-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, in touch on inside, pushed along in 5th when hung right on bend and weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 23l behind Sugar House (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Jul.
Hand In Glove Kyllachy filly out of Cape Trafalgar.
La Luz Del Sol 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on inside, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Freddy With A Y (9-3) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Lead Role Exceed And Excel filly out of Fanny's Fancy.
Magic Ice Royal Applause filly out of Winter Ice.
Niknad 25-1 (7-11) Squeezed out start, in rear, ridden over 4f out, 6th of 7, 18l behind Lilac Lace (8-4) at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Seraphima 22-1 (8-9) Pulled hard tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Three Crowns (8-9) at Windsor 5f 2yo fll stks (2) gf in Jul.