SAIL HOME won this a year ago and there are reasons to suggest she can complete the double. She's back on exactly the same mark here and looked ready to strike again soon with a fine effort at Lingfield where she didn't enjoy the best of runs. There are numerous dangers in an open contest with Bondi Mist definitely one to keep an eye on as she makes her all-weather debut as she won by 12 lengths on soft ground at Chepstow in August. Malindi was having just her fourth start when landing a Wolverhampton maiden earlier this month and should improve while Norfolk Sky has a good Polytrack record and Neige D'antan is one of the most consistent performers on the surface in the country. The latter is now on her highest ever mark but still looks the main threat.
Malindi 8-11fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon every chance, hung right under pressure inside final furlong, led closing stages, all out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f Maiden Fillies Stakes (4yo+) (5) pol beating Merrjanah (9-1) by nk, 10 ran.
Mazij 33-1 (9-5) Disputed 2nd, driven over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 19l behind Illustrious Forest (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Queen Of Skies (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, soon led, ridden 2f out, soon headed, chased winner until hung left over 1f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Guest of Honour (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Norfolk Sky 6-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 4th of 13, 4l behind Cool Sky (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Sail Home 12-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, wide on home turn, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, unable to reach leading duo, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Ishikawa (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Neige D'antan 13-8fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, effort on outside 2f out, led and edged left over 1f out, kept on, headed post, 2nd of 7, ns behind Royal Sea (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
White Diamond 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden well over 2f out, lost place inside final 2f, no impression in 4th from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 6l behind De Rigueur (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Bernisdale 9-2fav (9-5) Led, riddenand headed when hampered 2f out, soon edged left and weakened, 11th of 13, 17l behind Captain Cardington (8-10) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Bondi Mist (IRE) 9-4fav (8-10) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, went 2nd 3f out, ridden over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, rallied to well held 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Pandorica (8-13) at Chepstow 1m 2f app sell stks (6) sft in Aug.
Bramshill Lass 20-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 13, 6l behind Cool Sky (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Palmyra (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, headway over 3f out, chased winner 2f out until inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 10, 6l behind Courtesy Call (9-5) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Sugar Lips 50-1 (8-12) In touch, headway over 2f out, effort over 1f out, stayed on close home, never reached winner, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Guarda Pampa (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.