Perfect Muse is related to prolific winner Perfect Silence and could prove too good for most of these on her debut with the exception of RED VALERIAN. He was unfancied at Kempton last time but ran well for second and had a horse rated 77 back in third. Charlie Hills' colt should be opening his account in this company with a similar effort. The remainder have it all to do with the likes of Gold Weight and It Ain't To Grand possibly improving past the thoroughly exposed Island Express.
Island Express (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in touch and keen ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong until no extra near finish, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Captain Kendall (9-3) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
It Ain't To Grand 40-1 (9-12) Slowly away, outpaced, last of 6, 9l behind Outbid (8-1) at Lingfield 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Thrasos (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Close up on outer, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 10, 25l behind Glen Moss (8-13) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Gold Weight 100-1 (9-3) In touch on outside, outpaced over 2f out, soon struggling, 10th of 11, 14l behind Lilac Tree (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Red Valerian (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, edged right and every chance briefly inside final furlong, unable to quicken, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Tartary (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Dubai Applause 14-1 (8-12) Dwelt, always behind, 9th of 10, 16l behind Rivellino (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Perfect Muse Oasis Dream filly out of Perfect Echo.