L'unique was fourth in a Listed juvenile hurdle at Auteuil on her racecourse debut and has obvious claims if stepping up on that effort on her first start for Alan King. Ironically should confirm Leicester running with Miss Conduct and Allusive Power but is meeting stronger opposition now. Intent and COCKNEY SPARROW were arguably the best of these on the Flat and it's the latter that gets the nod. She's already won on heavy ground and her trainer does well with his juvenile hurdlers. Arley Hall may be best of the rest but this is a tough start.
Allusive Power (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 5th until before 2 out, mistake last, weakened flat, 4th of 6, 12l behind Ironically (10-3) at Leicester 2m Fillies Juvenile Hurdle (3yo) (4) sft in Nov.
Arley Hall 7-4fav (8-12) Tracked leader until over 6f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Redcar 1m 2f clm stks (6) hvy in Nov beating Priestley's Reward (8-13) by 5l, 6 ran (flat).
Boonga Roogeta 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 13l behind Cubanita (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gd in Nov (flat).
Cockney Sparrow 11-2fav (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Require (9-7) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct (flat).
Guiletta (IRE) 100-1 (8-10) Always behind, 10th of 12, 29l behind Cubanita (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gd in Nov (flat).
Intent 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Princess Caetani (8-13) at Newbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct (flat).
Ironically (IRE) 5-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3rd, lost a few places before 5th, rallied last, led flat, driven out, won at Leicester 2m Fillies Juvenile Hurdle (3yo) (4) sft in Nov beating Miss Conduct (10-8) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
L'unique (FR) (10-3) 4th of 12, 7l behind Victoria's Star (10-3) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 2f hdl gs in Sep.
Miss Conduct 8-1 (10-8) Led, not fluent 2nd, ridden before 3 out, headed flat, no extra close home, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Ironically (10-3) at Leicester 2m Fillies Juvenile Hurdle (3yo) (4) sft in Nov.