IRIDESCENCE opened her account at Wolverhampton in January with a subsequent winner back in third. There should be plenty more to come from Jeremy Noseda's filly now handicapping and she's preferred to another couple of lightly-raced maiden winners in Press Room and Speed Boogie. They also got off the mark on Polytrack though the latter has the more recent form with a win at Kempton three weeks ago. Interior Minister finished ahead of Kelvingrove on the all-weather last season and Short Squeeze went close over 7f at Kempton in November. Mixed Message is more exposed though she has won a couple of handicaps over shorter trips and should run her race.
Iridescence 11-8fav (8-5) Prominent, led 3f out, edged slightly left when pressed over 1f out, edged right and in command towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn fll (5) pol in Jan beating Passionate Diva (8-5) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Short Squeeze (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Soon led, ridden 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Melvin The Grate (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Interior Minister 6-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, headed and no extra near finish, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Mighty Yar (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Kelvingrove (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Unseated rider behind stalls and loose briefly, slowly into stride and soon outpaced, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Ajman Bridge (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Press Room (USA) 2-1fav (9-3) Soon chased leader, challenged 2f out, soon led, clear over 1f out, just held on, all out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Bin Singspiel (9-3) by nk, 12 ran.
Speed Boogie 11-4 (8-9) Made all, strongly challenged inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Kempton 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol beating Gold Medal (8-9) by shd, 8 ran.
Funky Cold Medina 50-1 (9-0) Raced far side prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 17, 7l behind Great Timing (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo stks (4) gf in Sep.
Mixed Message (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway on inside 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 10l behind Ingleby Symphony (8-8) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Topamichi 3-1fav (8-10) Pulled hard, held up in touch, headway on inside 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 8, 8l behind Charlie Em (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct.