Thakana has decent claims on her debut second at Leicester though the winner has been beaten since. HIDDEN BELIEF makes more appeal as she was only beaten a length at Kempton on her introduction and will have benefited from the experience. The newcomers to keep an eye on include World Map, Aloha and the half-sister to five winners Salford Excel. Tomintoul Magic can also boast four winning relatives and Iridescence hails from a yard with an excellent strike rate with two-year-olds at this track - she may come out best of the debutantes.
Aloha With Approval filly out of Almamia.
Elusive Gold (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Steadied start, took keen hold chasing leaders, pushed along halfway, no extra final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Bogsnog (8-13) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Sep.
Hidden Belief (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, challenged 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on, held final 110 yards, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Shuruq (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Iridescence Dutch Art filly out of Radiate.
La Belle Epoque (USA) Tapit filly out of Catlike Dancer.
Lovesome Kheleyf filly out of Heavenly Bay.
Miss Mocca 12-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, stayed on, not able to challenge, 5th of 10, 3l behind Living The Life (8-6) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Phoebe's Perfect 14-1 (9-0) Unseated rider and ran loose briefly before start, chased leaders, pushed along 5f out, stumbed went left and almost unseted rider halfway, soon behind, eased, tailed off, 6th of 7, 22l behind Nice Story (8-9) at Chepstow 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) sft in Aug.
Salford Excel Exceed And Excel filly out of Steeple.
Shy Bride (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) In touch in mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, effort over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Homage (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Thakana 5-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, driven to challenge over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Alta Lilea (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo stks (4) gs in Oct.
Tomintoul Magic (IRE) Holy Roman Emperor filly out of Trois Graces.
World Map (IRE) Pivotal filly out of Danse Arabe.