Nadmah is the first foal of a 2m winner and worth a second glance in the betting on her racecourse debut but SOLACE looks a safer bet. She went close at Wolverhampton a fortnight ago and today's longer trip will suit John Gosden's filly. Ray Ward and Moscow Circus attracted some interest on their respective debuts but neither looked like winning. Improvement is expected from that pair while Dali's Lover could also go well on her Polytrack debut and first start since September.
Edwyn Ralph 10-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, stayed on into mid-division from over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 9, 11l behind Emerging (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Mighty Thor Norse Dancer colt out of Leyaaly.
Moscow Circus (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway under pressure on inside 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 7th of 12, 6l behind Naru (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Ray Ward (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, ran green towards rear, ridden on outside 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 11, 9l behind Ningara (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Countess Lovelace 50-1 (8-9) Ridden along in rear, never on terms, 7th of 9, 8l behind Ice Pie (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.
Dali's Lover (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, stayed on to go 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Pearl Reward (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Nadmah Sakhee filly out of Hamsat Elqamar.
Royal Barge (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Dwelt always in rear, 13th of 14, 32l behind Secret Gesture (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2yo stks (4) hvy in Oct.
Solace (USA) 5-6fav (8-1) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Tight Lipped (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol.