A number of these shaped well first time up in decent maiden company. All-bar Princess Tamay are respected with a narrow vote awarded to MITCHELTON. The Johnston charge was asked to race wide with no cover on her Doncaster debut and, in the circumstances, applied herself well to finish a one-and-a-half-lengths third to the more experienced Fair Ranger. She can only benefit from that initial outing likewise Khalice, who shaped really well on her Pontefract debut when staying on stoutly to take the runner-up spot - improvement looks assured. Gown was seemingly unfancied when runner-up on her Newbury debut behind a more experienced Hannon inmate but Charles Hills has his string in fine fettle at present. She is a major player, too, in a trappy contest.
Khalice 7-1 (8-8) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Milly's Secret (8-6) at Pontefract 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf.
Mitchelton (FR) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway on outer to chase leaders halfway, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Fair Ranger (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Princess Tamay (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Tracked winner, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 9, 4l behind Talksalot (8-10) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Gown (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, chased winner 2f out, soon green and edged left, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Ligeia (8-4) at Newbury 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf.
Midnight Muscida (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, stayed on to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Musical Molly (9-0) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.