Almalekiah went close over 7f at Dundalk last time and is a leading contender on that form while Alhaarth Beauty has claims on her earlier second at Folkestone. Golden Pursuit is less exposed and showed some promise when third on his debut over track and trip but the vote goes to RED TULIP. She would have finished closer than fifth over C&D on her debut with a clear run and should have improved for the experience. Gold Beau has bits of form that could see him make the frame and looks best of the remainder.
Shatin Secret 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 11l behind Twilight Pearl (8-5) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft.
Gold Beau (FR) 9-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Palladius (8-8) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gs in Sep.
Pearl Noir 7-4fav (9-3) Led, joined 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Work Ethic (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Golden Pursuit 8-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Work Ethic (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Alhaarth Beauty (IRE) 10-3 (9-6) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Pira Palace (9-4) at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Bryter Layter 200-1 (8-6) Slowly away, soon tailed off, last of 8, 18l behind Mandy Layla (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Val's Diamond (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, last of 14, 27l behind Bit Of A Gift (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Almalekiah (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden in close 4th 2f out, led 1f out, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 12, hd behind Majestic Queen (9-0) at Dundalk 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks pol.
Kryena's Rose 25-1 (8-6) In rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 5l behind Majestic Jess (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Sep.
Daisie Cutter 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Mushaakis (9-1) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
I'm Watching 33-1 (7-13) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 12l behind Lea Valley Black (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Red Tulip 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, not much room and lost place after 1f, trying to close when not clear from over 1f out until inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Broughtons Charm (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.