A step up in class in soft ground proved beyond DEGLET NOOR at Newmarket last month but she'd made a winning start over a mile at Kempton in September. Getting up late on that occasion, this longer trip shouldn't be a problem and she gets the vote. Testing going was a less convincing excuse for Modernstone on her latest start as she'd won on the same surface at Windsor earlier, while Mystery Bet looked to have an easier chance here last week but came up short when finishing upsides Rainbow Beauty. Duchess Of Seville looks a bigger threat dropping back a furlong.
Deglet Noor 3-1fav (8-6) Raced far side, close up, ridden 3f out, no impression until kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Yojojo (8-5) at Newmarket 1m fll hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Paris Rose 20-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway over 4f out, tracked leaders over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Phaenomena (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Trapeze 16-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, switched right over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 10th of 14, 19l behind Kalispell (8-9) at Newbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Duchess Of Seville 9-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon edged left, unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Gone Dutch (8-10) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Oct.
Modernstone 7-2 (9-5) In rear, ridden 3f out, headway approaching final furlong, kept on to go 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Falcon's Reign (8-8) at Newmarket 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Mystery Bet (IRE) 7-2fav (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Epic Battle (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Rainbow Beauty 6-1 (9-7) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Epic Battle (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Whispering Lady (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, pushed along and struggling 4f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd close home, never nearer, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Capella's Song (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Oct.