Cat Hunter passed the post first over 7f here last time but was subsequently disqualified for interference and she has a bit to prove over today's trip. Miss Bootylishes does most of her all-weather racing on Fibresand these days and looks high enough in the weights, but Song Of The Moon may do better back at this level after aiming too high in a better race here back in November. AVONROSE makes most appeal having put a string of good runs together recently, both here and at Southwell, and looks to have plenty in her favour in this contest.
Song To The Moon (IRE) 9-4fav (8-8) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 8, 11l behind Young Dottie (8-4) at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Miss Bootylishes 6-1 (9-4) Led 2f, chased leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 6l behind General Tufto (9-1) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec.
Avonrose 11-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind McConnell (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Cat Hunter 6-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, headway to 3rd 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, every chance when carried left over 1f out, disputing lead when not much room inside final furlong, led last stride (disqualified and placed 2nd), in a race won by Cat Hunter (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol, 7 ran.
Batya (IRE) (9-4) 7th of 13, 8l behind Ordensfrau (9-2) at Munich(GER) 1m hcap sft in Nov.
Sasheen 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Double Carpet (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.