The 5lb fillies' allowance TEELINE is receiving could prove crucial. She's gone close in both starts over 6f and will appreciate this shorter trip on the evidence of her latest outing at Yarmouth where she raced too keenly in the early stages. Rock Up is more exposed but also went close at Yarmouth last time. Talqaa, however, looks to have plenty to find. Pucker Up's dam won over 5f as a two-year-old so she's worth noting in the betting on her debut.
Rock Up (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Tracked winner, ridden to challenge over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Honeymoon Express (8-7) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo mdn aut (6) gf in Aug.
Pucker Up Royal Applause filly out of Smooch.
Talqaa 8-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, driven inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 5th of 8, 4l behind Tregereth (8-5) at Salisbury 6f fll hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Teeline (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Went right and stumbled start, took keen hold chasing leader, left in lead 4f out, strongly pressed 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Marjong (9-0) at Warwick 5f mdn flls stks (5) gf in Aug.