Spiritual Girl delivered a decent Lingfield debut behind the impressive Lovely Pass but faces totally different conditions now, not to mention a host of interesting newcomers from top yards. The outcome will revolve around which of these well bred young ladies best handles what could be very testing conditions come race time. CITY IMAGE is a hopeful choice for the Hannon/Hughes team as she looks more likely to be ready first time up than some of her rivals, such as Cross Pattee and Sky Garden. Northern raider Star Up In The Sky cannot be omitted from calculations, whilst Botanica, yet another Hannon juvenile, is another well worthy of note.
Botanica (IRE) Clodovil filly out of Bent Al Fala.
City Image (IRE) Elusive City filly out of Photophore.
Cross Pattee (IRE) Oasis Dream filly out of Victoria Cross.
Madam Moreton Zafeen filly out of Limegreen Bow.
Marguerite St Just Sir Percy filly out of Ships Watch.
Sand And Deliver 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 8l behind Upward Spiral (9-0) at Sandown 5f 2yo stks (5) gd in May.
Sky Garden Acclamation filly out of Superstar Leo.
Spiritual Girl 11-1 (9-0) Prominent, led over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Lovely Pass (9-0) at Lingfield 6f 2yo stks (5) gf in May.
Star Up In The Sky (USA) Speightstown filly out of Prenuptial Plans.