Salacia's close second to subsequent Musidora winner The Fugue is the obvious stand-out form here but she didn't impress on her reappearance at Newmarket and may be worth opposing at the likely short odds. Last Supper was caught close home over a slightly shorter trip at Chester and this is a stiff uphill finish. Sigurwana showed plenty of potential at Lingfield in December and has to be of interest but a chance is taken with RUGOSA. Michael Hills travels north for just the one booked ride on the daughter of Oasis Dream who caught the eye on her only start at Doncaster in November and should make a nice three-year-old.
Ellielusive (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 5th of 7, 10l behind Tidal Run (9-2) at Bath 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) gs.
Merrjanah 12-1 (10-5) Raced wide held up, never a factor, 7th of 12, 11l behind William's Way (10-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol.
Queen's Princess 150-1 (9-11) Held up, outpaced halfway, 9th of 15, 22l behind Liliargh (9-0) at Redcar 7f fll mdn stks (5) gd.
April Leyf (IRE) 18-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd over 4f out until over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 19l behind Ollon (9-7) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) sft in Apr.
Last Supper 28-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on under pressure, 2nd of 8, nk behind Ozz (9-0) at Chester 7f mdn fll stks (4) sft.
Little Miss Mayhem (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Dwelt, held up towards rear, never dangerous, 12th of 14, 19l behind Dank (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn fll (5) pol in Apr.
Rugosa 17-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 16, 4l behind Tartiflette (8-12) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Nov.
Salacia (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on for clear 3rd, outpaced by leading pair, 3rd of 19, 6l behind Perfect Step (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (4) gs in Apr.
Sigurwana (USA) 8-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Apothecary (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.