MEDIATION was only beaten a couple of lengths behind Movie Set when third in an Ascot maiden on her second start. The winner was just beaten in a decent handicap on the Polytrack on Wednesday and Roger Varian's filly should be opening her account here having only found one too good on her debut at Newbury. Miro was last of three at Nottingham but Alhania, third over a mile at Kempton a year ago, and Wolverhampton fifth Fair's Fair have bags of scope and should be winning soon.
Miro (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Always last, readily outpaced over 1f out, last of 3, 5l behind Murgan (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f mdn stks (4) gs in Oct.
Alhania (USA) 5-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, held up mid-division, driven over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Fey (9-0) at Kempton 1m mdn fll stks (5) pol in Nov.
Fair's Fair (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Dwelt, held up towards rear, switched right well over 1f out, ran on final 100 yards, nearest finish, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Demonstration (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Mediation 6-4fav (8-9) Held up in 5th, headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Movie Set (9-0) at Ascot 1m 2f mdn stks (4) gs in Sep.