Spokeswoman won nicely over C&D on her racecourse debut. She'll no doubt improve on that as she beat a subsequent winner in Jubilee Diamond but the latter is trained by Richard Hannon. That should give the East Everleigh trainer a good line on the form as he's represented by NINJAGO, who was placed in a Listed race before running well again in better company than this at Doncaster. He's well ahead of the remaining pair, Carlton Blue and Angus Og, on official figures and looks the one to beat.
Carlton Blue (IRE) 80-1 (8-6) Towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 16th of 21, 17l behind The Gold Cheongsam (8-1) at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Sep.
Angus Og 5-1 (8-8) Went left start, last pair but in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon clear, comfortably, won at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Sep beating Millie N Aire (8-6) by 4l, 8 ran.
Ninjago 8-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, lost 3rd place and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Ashdan (9-2) at Doncaster 7f 2yo stks (2) gd in Sep.
Spokeswoman (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Keen in touch, not clear run and hampered 2f out, soon switched left, headway on outer entering final furlong, ran on to lead inside final furlong in taking style, won at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep beating Jubilee Diamond (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.