By Invitation and Diamond Finesse have something to prove now having both disappointed since posting promising efforts on their respective debuts. Princess Maya and Words Come Easy haven't shown much improvement yet either and the newcomers Auntie Mabel and Slewtoo won't have to be anything special to get involved. However, a chance is taken that the free-running BOUDOIR will be less fresh here after her debut fifth in a hot maiden at Kempton and Richard Hannon's filly gets the vote.
Auntie Mabel Tagula filly out of Vive La Chasse.
Boudoir (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Led, driven over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 7l behind Galician (8-12) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
By Invitation (USA) 11-8fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon outpaced, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Scrooby Doo (8-11) at Southwell 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) fbs in Oct.
Cufflink Rail Link filly out of Fred's Dream.
Diamond Finesse (IRE) 11-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 12, 11l behind Rakasa (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo fll mdn (2) gd in Jul.
L'arlesienne 66-1 (9-0) Always behind, last of 10, 11l behind Tina's Spirit (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Neige D'antan 33-1 (8-12) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along 3f out, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 10l behind Baccarat (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Nevaeh 33-1 (8-12) Dwelt, always towards rear, 7th of 12, 6l behind Fortrose Academy (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Princess Maya 11-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Intuition (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Slewtoo Three Valleys filly out of Red Slew.
Words Come Easy 10-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd near finish, not troubled leading pair, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Desert Philosopher (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.