SHIROCCO STAR was unfancied for her racecourse debut at Nottingham but finished clear of the rest of the field in second. With improvement likely, Hughie Morrison's filly is preferred to stablemate Supaheart and gets a tentative vote. Varnish and Derivatives made only modest debuts but still make most appeal of the remainder with experience and one of the newcomers could prove a bigger danger. Of those, Fitful Skies is a half-sister to nine winners and the Godolphin filly looks one to keep a close eye on, as does Inchina, a 360,000gns daughter of Montjeu.
Ayla's Emperor Holy Roman Emperor filly out of Ayla.
Balaton 50-1 (9-0) Slowly away, ran green and always behind, 16th of 17, 27l behind Abishena (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo stks (4) gf.
Derivatives (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 9l behind Saytara (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2yo stks (5) sft.
Dusty Red Teofilo filly out of Dust Dancer.
Excellent News (IRE) 80-1 (9-0) Started slowly and hampered start, ran green and always behind, 14th of 17, 17l behind Abishena (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo stks (4) gf.
Fitful Skies (IRE) Dubawi filly out of Wajd.
Inchina Montjeu filly out of Incheni.
Kittens Marju filly out of Purring.
Kylin 8-1 (8-12) Soon crossed over to lead, ridden over 2f out, hung left and headed over 1f out, weakened to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Money Never Sleeps (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Lily Potts 80-1 (9-0) Slowly away, outpaced in last pair, some late progress, never on terms, 8th of 13, 8l behind Cresta Star (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.
London Welsh Cape Cross filly out of Croeso Cariad.
Shirocco Star 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders early, held up, headway going well 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 4l behind Tactfully (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2yo stks (5) gf in Sep.
Supaheart 20-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, 9th of 13, 9l behind Operettist (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (5) gd.
Tantalized 33-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 14th of 15, 31l behind Perennial (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (3) gd in Sep.
Varnish 10-1 (8-12) With leaders, every chance 2f out, soon weakened quickly, 10th of 15, 8l behind Mighty Ambition (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Velvet Star (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 12th of 15, 19l behind Tactfully (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2yo stks (5) gf in Sep.
White Flight 80-1 (9-0) Dwelt, prominent, took closer order 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 9l behind Afnoon (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (5) gd.