The ability of FATIMA'S GIFT to handle the prevailing ground has to be taken on trust but she has every chance if acting on it. Her debut fifth at Newmarket is the best form on offer and she can open her account ahead of Barefoot Sandy. The latter was beaten over eight lengths in soft ground at Pontefract last time with Flying Nellie further behind. The Lark didn't fare too badly on her first start when fourth at Nottingham and looks best of the rest.
Angilina 22-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, soon well beaten, 10th of 13, 19l behind Lizzie Tudor (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo stks (5) gd in Aug.
Barefoot Sandy 12-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon chased winner, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Pearl Reward (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Fatima's Gift 50-1 (9-0) Raced centre in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 17, 6l behind Great Timing (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo stks (4) gf in Sep.
Flying Nellie 40-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 17l behind Pearl Reward (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Hello Gorgeous 50-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Majestic Moon (9-3) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul.
Sakhees Romance 16-1 (8-12) Restless in stalls, towards rear, effort over 1f out, stayed on same pace, never on terms, 4th of 7, 7l behind George Rooke (9-3) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
The Lark 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt towards rear, headway 2f out, stayed on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 4th of 14, 7l behind Cocktail Queen (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2yo stks (5) gs.