Tioga Pass was second on heavy ground at Newbury on her final start last year, though still beaten eight lengths. White Russian filled the same spot behind Tea In Transvaal at Salisbury in October and Honor Bound, third over a mile here on her second start, and Doncaster fifth Micras are other fillies who can give the colts a run for their money but the well-bred ROCKET SHIP isn't highly tried on debut and can make a winning start ahead of recent course and distance fourth Rydan and Black Shadow, who should make a three-year-old.
Aldborough (IRE) 4-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Bustopher (10-0) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Attenzione (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 11th of 14, 10l behind Billy Blue (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Black Shadow 20-1 (9-5) Raced wide, close up, went 3rd 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 2l behind Tree Of Grace (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Nelson Of The Nile Mount Nelson gelding out of Appleby.
Ophir Nayef gelding out of Ermine.
Rocket Ship Sinndar gelding out of Bimini.
Rydan (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, shaken up over 1f out, switched left entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 5l behind Cannock Chase (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft.
Honor Bound 8-1 (9-0) Tracked winner, pushed along 3f out, ridden and no impression when lost 2nd well over 1f out, kept on same pace and no chance with leading duo, clear 3rd, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Master Dancer (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Micras 66-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along and headway over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 13, 7l behind Regardez (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo stks (5) sft in Oct.
Tioga Pass 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt, outpaced in rear, headway over 2f out, switched right to challenge over 1f out, ran on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 8l behind Lady Tyne (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2yo stks (4) hvy in Oct.
White Russian 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, chased winner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Tea In Transvaal (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (5) hvy in Oct.