There's little between the leading contenders but Jeremy Noseda's excellent strike rate at the track earns IRIDESCENCE the vote. She's gone close in both starts at Lingfield and today's longer trip will suit. Empowermentofwomen is also going the right way and looks sure to figure while Passionate Diva can be given a chance on her recent third over a longer trip here. Au Renoir is worth noting but fellow debutante Short Shrift is related to three winners and makes more appeal.
Supastarqueen (USA) 100-1 (9-1) Mid-division, hard driven over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 15l behind Malindi (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f Maiden Fillies Stakes (4yo+) (5) pol.
Conas Ata Tu 66-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, pushed along over 6f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 29l behind Ifits A Fiddle (10-10) at Wetherby 1m 5f fll 4yo N H flat (6) sft.
Au Renoir Peintre Celebre filly out of Goodbye.
Empowermentofwomen (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on outside, led narrowly over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Emerging (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Iridescence 7-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, ran on closing stages, never reached winner, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Lucky Di (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.
Passionate Diva (USA) 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on inside, challenged over 1f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, kept on, headed and no extra towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Naru (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Sarahs Pal 150-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, last of 8, 14l behind Little Dolly (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Short Shrift (IRE) Nayef filly out of Dusty Answer.