WIQAAYA will be at very short odds here. Ed Dunlop's filly made a promising debut at Newmarket in June and was only just beaten by Face Reality at Newbury on her only subsequent start. Her three rivals with experience have shown nothing so the well-connected Brent Pelham may chase her home on his belated racecourse debut.
Brent Pelham Royal Applause colt out of Little Firefly.
Hesindamood 50-1 (10-0) Mid-division on outer and raced keen, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 23l behind Caelis (8-6) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Lady Freda 33-1 (9-7) Very slowly away, ran green and behind, last of 9, 22l behind Aanna Heneeih (8-11) at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Chillianwallah 25-1 (9-3) Dwelt, outpaced in rear, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 22l behind Reposer (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Wiqaaya (IRE) 10-3fav (9-0) Chased leader, disputed lead from 2f out, upsides ridden and every chance throughout final furlong, found no extra and held closing stages, 2nd of 14, nk behind Face Reality (9-0) at Newbury 6f 2yo fll mdn (4) gd in Sep.