Plenty with claims in this. Both Desert Mark and Atlanta Belle went close over 6f on their latest starts at Brighton and Kempton respectively while The Daley Express made a promising start at Leicester but that was back in May. But HAMIDANS GIRL also has a shout on her earlier placed effort over today’s minimum trip at Newcastle and Keith Dalgleish’s filly gets the nod on that form. Street Jazz has been placed on numerous occasions now while Enhancement and Defining Moment are likely improvers.
Desert Mark (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Close up, headway to press winner 2f out, driven inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 6, shd behind Gmaash (9-0) at Brighton 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Oct.
Enhancement (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Pulled hard tracking leaders, hung left from over 1f out, effort when not clear run inside final furlong, never a threat, 5th of 11, 4 3/4l behind Cliffs Of Capri (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Lesanti 80-1 (9-5) Led narrowly, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 14l behind Mirage Dancer (9-5) at Doncaster 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Oct.
Rozy Boys Kyllachy gelding out of Responsive.
The Daley Express (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Keen, held up, headway over 1f out, ridden to chase winner entering final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Pretty Vacant (9-2) at Leicester 5f stks (5) gf in May.
Atlanta Belle (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on and lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Magical Dreamer (9-0) at Kempton 6f mdn fll stks (5) pol in Sep.
Hamidans Girl (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra inside final 100 yards, 7th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Mr Pocket (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f (5) pol in Nov.
Lily Fontana (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in rear and outpaced, kept on final furlong, went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 12 1/4l behind Mazyoun (9-5) at Newcastle 6f mdn stks (6) pol in Oct.
Panther In Pink (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind Colonel Frank (9-5) at Ripon 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Street Jazz 5-1 (9-1) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Assassinate (9-3) at Lingfield 5f (5) pol in Nov.
Defining Moment 25-1 (9-0) In touch, pushed along 2f out, no impression, 7th of 14, 5 3/4l behind Mississippi Miss (9-0) at Leicester 6f mdn fll stks (5) gd in Oct.