Ihtifal has done nothing wrong in her two Polytrack starts but is likely to be a warm order against some unexposed types and newcomers. Baheeja is in the former category and ended the last campaign with a good run at Yarmouth. She can do better this season and should be in the shake-up but FAIREST has the look of a quality filly about her and is handed the vote on her debut. Highclere Racing own the daughter of Elusive Quality who is a half-sister to a winner in the USA and out of a mare who won in that country. Frankie's presence in the saddle is a bonus and they can see off threats from Quality Pearl and Rose Madder though the latter would be of interest if attracting support.
Baheeja 4-1 (9-0) Close up and keen, led halfway, edged left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Forgive (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo stks (5) gd in Oct.
Boragh Waters (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final 3f, eased inside final furlong, last of 10, 36l behind Sputnik Sweetheart (9-0) at Goodwood 7f mdn fll stks (5) gd in May.
Connishka 200-1 (8-11) Held up behind, soon pushed along, never dangerous, last of 13, 15l behind Kailani (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo stks (5) gd in Oct.
Dark Orchid 33-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 10th of 17, 20l behind Cubanita (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov.
Fairest (IRE) Elusive Quality filly out of Joan Joan Joan.
Ihtifal 7-2 (8-12) Raced keenly, soon led, driven 2f out, hard pressed 1f out, ridden and headed well inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Mawasem (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (4) pol in May.
Litmus (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 13l behind Furbelow (9-0) at Kempton 6f 3yo mdn fll (5) pol in Apr.
Medhyaar Bahri filly out of Kawn.
Poisson d'Or 7-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not quite pace to reach leaders, 4th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Dutch Old Master (9-0) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Poly Pomona 15-2 (8-7) Went left start, ran green and behind most of way, 7th of 10, 18l behind Sputnik Sweetheart (9-0) at Goodwood 7f mdn fll stks (5) gd in May.
Quality Pearl (USA) Elusive Quality filly out of Marianka.
Rose Madder Singspiel filly out of Crimson Year.
Secret Jubilee Medicean filly out of It's A Secret.
Shahrazad Cape Cross filly out of Khulasah.
Shore Performer (IRE) Footstepsinthesand filly out of Dancing Eclipse.