Simply Black is one of the more exposed although she did finish ahead of Diamondsinthesky when runner-up over track and trip last time. She should be in the mix once again, but GROUNDWORKER may improve past her. The latter will need to step up on his recent efforts in higher grade maiden races at Kempton but Sylvester Kirk's colt looks capable of doing so. Astral Rose and Cheeky Peta's have plenty to find at the weights and are easily dismissed.
Groundworker (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, prominent, led over 5f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final 100 yards, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind You're Fired (9-1) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Camanche Grey (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, well beaten over 1f out, 11th of 13, 11l behind Rozene (9-0) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Distant Past Pastoral Pursuits gelding out of Faraway Lass.
Simply Black (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Went right start, tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, not run on, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Maiden Approach (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Astral Rose 33-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, lost place well over 1f out, last of 6, 10l behind Dazza (9-0) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) hvy in Oct.
Cheeky Peta's 11-1 (8-6) Prominent, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 12l behind Kodafine (8-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Oct.
Diamondsinthesky (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Bumped start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Maiden Approach (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.