A bit of a surprise to see ELIK in this rather than on the Turf as she finished third over a mile at Yarmouth in October. Sir Michael Stoute's filly is preferred to the Godolphin runners with Kempton fourth Waverunner wearing their first colours ahead of Speckled. Woodland Aria is related to a couple of winners and John Gosden's filly is entered in the Oaks while Salford Excel is out of a prolific mare and is another newcomer worth a second glance. Lovesome went close when runner-up over track and trip on her reappearance but the third has been well beaten since.
Elik (IRE) 9-4 (9-0) Close up, pushed along and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Madame Defarge (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo stks (5) hvy in Oct.
Lovesome 7-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 7f out, ridden and hung left inside final furlong, soon chased winner, held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Heavenly Sound (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn fll (5) pol.
Salford Excel Exceed And Excel filly out of Steeple.
Speckled (USA) Street Cry filly out of Painted Lady.
Uganda Glory (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Outpaced throughout, last of 4, 23l behind Limit Up (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Waverunner 9-2 (9-0) Led after about 1f, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Ribbons (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Whitefall (USA) 100-1 (9-0) Slowly away in rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 10, 19l behind Improvisation (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd.
Woodland Aria Singspiel filly out of Magic Tree.