slowly into stride, mid-division, pushed along 4f out, weakened over 2f out
slowly away, always behind
made all, asserted over 1f out, soon clear, ran on well
prominent, took keen hold, chased winner over 2f out, soon every chance when ran wide bend entering straight, no impression final furlong
soon pressing winner, pushed along and lost 2nd over 2f out, pecked soon after, soon beaten
held up, always towards rear
mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on encouragingly to go 3rd inside final furlong
steadied start, held up, took keen hold, some headway 2f out, never in contention
prominent, hung right from 2f out, stayed on same pace
slowly away, behind, never near leaders
SINGINGINTHERAIN is our idea of the most likely winner with Elation and Leaving Alone also on the shortlist. Terry Mills' charge is from the family that includes Where Or When and Danehill Destiny. On pedigree, this step up in trip suits and it could be that she fares better going left handed rather than right as she did at Kempton. Elation finished ahead of our selection when they last met and it is fair to say that there was plenty of confidence about her on that occasion. Leaving Alone has a very distinct American pedigree. Expect to see her setting the early fractions if her previous form is anything to go by. Chichi has plenty of stamina on her dam's side so the trip should not be too much of a concern for this daughter of Tomba. Freddie's Girl will set the benchmark as far as the figure players are concerned. Sunley Spinalonga represents a yard that can have them ready first time out though the market is often a good barometer as to the likelihood of success. This could be quite a decent maiden by the track's standards so Singingintherain is the selection.
Blue Glove (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Pushed along halfway, always rear division, 10th of 13, 27l behind Eleanora Duse (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Chichi (IRE) Tomba filly out of Chiffon.
Elation (IRE) 7-4 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, switched wide 3f out, soon ridden, ran green until ran on final furlong, improve, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Key Light (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Freddie's Girl (USA) 14-1 (7-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, no impression final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind Theladyinquestion (8-6) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Leaving Alone (USA) 4-1 (9-0) Prominent, led 6f out, headed 4f out, chased leader, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, stayed on, unable to quicken towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Fairy Flight (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Miss Polly Plum Doyen filly out of Mrs Plum.
Mnasikia (USA) 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders early, soon mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 19l behind Little Garcon (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Princess Shamal 12-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 10, 5l behind Fair Bunny (9-6) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Singingintherain (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) In rear, wide and headway halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 5l behind Key Light (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Sunley Spinalonga With Approval filly out of Sunley Scent.