A poor contest and one where MOONLIGHT SERENADE gets the nod, while Turf Time and Graceandgratitude are the most interesting in opposition. The last-named is prepared by Stuart Williams, so market support for her would probably be significant, especially with the stable being among the winners of late. The Royal Applause filly has only had four races to date, so improvement is entirely possible, and she has shown some promise. This is her first try on this slightly slower surface and she can go very well. Turf Time has made the frame twice on the Fibresand in recent weeks and is worth another try here after one previous abortive attempt. Stuart Williams will have a good idea as to how his runner will fare against this one, having seen his own Boogie Waltzer come home ahead of Jeremy Glover's charge last time. Exceed Power tries this venue for the first time, having run with credit in a string of defeats at Kempton, including over 7f last time. The drop in trip shouldn't be a problem and he is respected. Even so, preference is for Moonlight Serenade. The Mind Games filly is not the easiest of rides and can take a tug, so this drop back to around 6f looks a positive. She has acted well enough here in the past, and the application of cheek pieces for the first time might be just the ticket, so we will side with her.
Princess Shamal 50-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up, took keen hold, some headway 2f out, never in contention, 6th of 10, 11l behind Elation (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.
Moonlight Serenade 16-1 (9-1) Missed break, towards rear, pushed along halfway, headway under pressure 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Bookiesindex Girl (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) in Dec.
Raine Supreme 22-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 7l behind Magenta Strait (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Rightcar 8-1 (8-13) Awkward leaving stalls, held up, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no impression, 4th of 9, 5l behind Ostentation (9-1) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Graceandgratitude 16-1 (7-13) In rear, pushed along 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4l behind Wanchai Whisper (8-6) at Kempton 5f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Dec.
Duke of Rainford 15-2 (8-13) With leader to halfway, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 10, 11l behind Billie Jean (9-2) at Southwell 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Exceed Power 7-2 (8-8) Held up in touch, headway on outside 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, no impression on front pair, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Feel The Magic (8-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Turf Time 4-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, ridden and edged left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Boogie Waltzer (9-6) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Seeking Rio 100-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders and keen, weakened 2f out, 11th of 12, 23l behind Capricornus (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Lady Brickhouse 7-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed last strides, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Boogie Waltzer (9-6) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.