FRAGONARD ran well on her return from a lay-off when runner-up at York on her handicap debut. She looks the one to beat back in maiden company and can open her account. Saddaqa has some catching up to do on her latest fourth at this track and it would be no surprise if Freedom's Light and Jaladee improve past her with recent debut runs under their belts. Newsreader made a promising start at Bath only to finish tailed off in heavy ground last time while the newcomer Kindu is worth noting as she's a half-sister to St Leger hero Milan amongst others.
Keckerrockernixes (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway halfway, chased leaders 8th, weakened 3 out, 6th of 9, well behind Mtpockets (11-7) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Oct '11.
Keep Kicking (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Always behind, 8th of 10, well behind Superciliary (9-5) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Sir Tyto (IRE) 100-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, soon hung left and weakened, 10th of 13, 17l behind Diamond Mine (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Fragonard 14-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, every chance well inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 19, 3/4l behind Cosmic Halo (9-4) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Jaladee 20-1 (9-3) Dwelt, mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 15l behind Secret Number (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct '12.
Newsreader (USA) 4-1 (9-5) Tracked clear leader, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 11, well behind Norway Cross (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 4f mdn stks (5) hvy in Oct.
Boom 25-1 (9-0) Started slowly, took keen hold, held up in rear, headway 4f out, one pace final 2f, stayed on to modest 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 11l behind Candy Kitten (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Freedom's Light 14-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and went right start, held up towards rear, hung left and reminder 3f out, switched right and plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 8, 6l behind Squire Osbaldeston (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Kindu Pivotal filly out of Kithanga.
Rowlestone Lass 200-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden and weakened over 3f out, last of 10, 45l behind Sensiz (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Oct.
Saddaqa (USA) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened last 100 yards, 4th of 13, 4l behind Okavango (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Tamaletta (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Chased leaders weakened over 4f out, 4th of 6, 14l behind Audacia (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) hvy in May.