It could pay to stick with ISLAND HIDEAWAY in the opener. She’s improved with every start and finished well ahead of Agreed when runner-up at Chelmsford last time. The latter is a likely improver and her stablemate Ocean Pearl is related to a host of winners while Peace Treaty’s four winning half-sisters were also trained by Mark Johnston. Beauty Stone and Aqrab are others representing powerful yards but have yet to threaten with the former returning a beaten favourite at Nottingham recently.
Agreed 14-1 (9-0) In touch, lost place well over 1f out, 6th of 14, 8l behind Fantail (9-0) at Chelmsford City 1m fll stks (3) pol in Nov.
Aqrab (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, bit closer on outside over 3f out, outpaced and no further headway over 2f out, 7th of 11, 11 1/2l behind Waliyak (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll stks (5) pol in Nov.
Beauty Stone (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, went 2nd over 4f out until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 18 1/2l behind Moonlight In Paris (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn fll stks (5) hvy in Nov.
Island Hideaway 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Fantail (9-0) at Chelmsford City 1m fll stks (3) pol in Nov.
Night Time Girl Night Of Thunder filly out of Assabiyya.
Out For A Duck 25-1 (9-0) Always behind, last of 14, 23 1/4l behind Fantail (9-0) at Chelmsford City 1m fll stks (3) pol in Nov.
Peace Treaty (IRE) War Command filly out of Naomh Geileis.
Schmoozie (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 11, 13 1/4l behind Waliyak (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll stks (5) pol in Nov.
Sulochana (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly away towards rear, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 5 3/4l behind Fruition (9-5) at Lingfield 1m stks (5) pol in Nov.
Ocean Pearl (IRE) Oasis Dream filly out of Islington.