Amber Heights went close at Lingfield last month and official ratings give her the beating of most of these, including Abadejo. The latter was well beaten at the same track recently when SKETCHY EVIDENCE made his promising debut. John Best's colt finished third on that occasion and normal progress should see him improve past today's modest rivals and open his account. The remainder have shown little to recommend them with Queen Of Heaven making most appeal of the newcomers.
Abadejo 12-1 (9-3) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 14l behind Cheherazad (8-12) at Lingfield 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Sketchy Evidence (USA) 13-2 (9-3) Mid-division, driven and headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Cheherazad (8-12) at Lingfield 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Amber Heights 8-1 (9-3) Keen early in rear, ridden and ran on final furlong, not quite reached winner, 2nd of 10, hd behind Catalinas Diamond (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Lovat Lane 10-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, driven to lead 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Royal Selection (8-12) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Miakora 14-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 7, 6l behind Bailadeira (8-9) at Kempton 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Patience Kyllachy filly out of Capstick.
Queen Of Heaven (USA) Mr Greeley filly out of Be My Queen.
Serial Sinner (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Mid-division, chased leaders under pressure on inside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Monsieur Pontaven (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.