Malindi was beaten a long way when fourth at Doncaster in August and may have improved since. Tijuca steps up in trip after her third at Lingfield last month and she can figure while Elusive could finish closer over today's distance having made her debut in a bumper at Kempton. The remainder with experience have shown nothing to recommend them so far and the newcomer PRINCESS KHELEYF might be up to landing this. She's a half-sister to five winners and won't have to be anything special to make a winning start in this company.
Clover Nova 16-1 (10-9) Held up, always towards rear, 9th of 11, 31l behind Pure Style (10-11) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gs in Sep.
Elusive 66-1 (10-5) Led, headed 5f out, quickly weakened over 3f out, last of 8, well behind Free Thinking (10-7) at Kempton 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4-6yo) (AW) (6) std in Dec.
Merrjanah 12-1 (9-10) Soon chased winner on outer until ridden over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 4th of 11, 9l behind Silly Gilly (10-7) at Beverley 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep.
Supastarqueen (USA) 100-1 (8-11) Fly leapt start and slowly away, behind, weakened over 3f olut, 7th of 8, 30l behind Dozy Joe (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Dubai Story 15-2 (8-12) Dwelt, in rear, effort over 3f out, ridden well over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind Abbraccio (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Idarose (IRE) 200-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 28l behind Vital Calling (9-3) at Newcastle 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Kuraanda 125-1 (8-12) Always behind, 7th of 8, 18l behind Abbraccio (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Lil Sophella (IRE) Indian Haven filly out of Discotheque.
Malindi 100-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, outpaced 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 11l behind Blazing Speed (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Princess Kheleyf Kheleyf filly out of Jugendliebe.
Tijuca (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on closing stages, never nearer, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Honky Tonk Queen (9-0) at Lingfield 1m mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.