The market should provide the best idea of the pecking order and in the absence of that vital information, Truly Enchanting is taken to uphold form with Jacaranda Ridge. The selection did well to be second at Windsor from an unfavourable draw and looked as if it would be a case of sooner rather than later as far as winning opportunities were concerned. Jacaranda Ridge is likely to be prominent from the gate and looks a resolute individual on the evidence we have seen thus far. Devon House is from a late maturing family so might possibly need this first introduction. That seemed to be very much the case when Prima Ballerina had her first race at Windsor. In Safe Hands proves the benchmark from a form assessor's perspective while the expensively bought Cat Six ran a fair race on debut here but cannot be backed with confidence given Brian Meehan's recent stable form. Fondled is impeccably bred but it is a big question mark as to how effective she will be on the likely going. Truly Enchanting caught the eye on debut and we will not oppose her to make a winning follow-up.
Cat Six (USA) 11-1 (9-0) Raced stand's side, with leader until hung left and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 15, 6l behind Miss Ippolita (9-0) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) gd in Sept.
Devon House (USA) Chester House filly out of winning miler Devon Heights.
Expedience (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, brief effort over 1f out, 8th of 14, 7l behind Dalvina (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Fondled Selkirk filly, half-sister to 7f & 1m winner Caressed.
In Safe Hands (IRE) 7-2jt-fav (9-0) Mid division, 6th halfway, progress into 4th entering straight, ridden from 2f out, kept on well into 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 18, 2l behind Hasanka (9-0) at Cork 1m 2yo mdn fll gs in Sept.
Jacaranda Ridge 28-1 (9-0) In touch, effort 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, lost 3rd post, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Gyroscope (9-0) at Windsor 1m 3yo mdn fll (5) gf in Apr.
Prima Ballerina 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on, no impression over 1f out, 7th of 14, 6l behind Gyroscope (9-0) at Windsor 1m 3yo mdn fll (5) gf in Apr.
Truly Enchanting (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance when hung left inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Gyroscope (9-0) at Windsor 1m 3yo mdn fll (5) gf in Apr.