The betting may offer some valuable clues in what looks a wide-open maiden race. Puppet Theatre is a half-sister to a Listed winner and may prove best of the newcomers. Both Nixyba and Gratzie ran well over 7f here recently while William Buick takes over the reins on Her Honour for the first time and the latter may get involved. THURAYAAT returns to action for an in-form yard having made the frame at Beverley when last seen at the track in August. Roger Varian's filly is the tentative selection in a tough race to call.
Puppet Theatre (IRE) Pivotal filly out of Eilean Ban.
Chindeni Teofilo filly out of Choysia.
Gratzie 5-6fav (8-6) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, driven 2f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Mon Petit Secret (8-1) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Heavenly River (FR) Stormy River filly out of Aaliyah.
Her Honour (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind The Silver Kebaya (8-9) at Kempton 1m mdn fll stks (5) pol in Feb.
Navajo Dream Selkirk filly out of Rubies From Burma.
Nixyba 25-1 (7-11) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led 2f out, edged left well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Shamardyh (8-4) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Thurayaat 5-1 (9-0) Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, always held, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Illuminating Dream (9-0) at Beverley 7f 2yo stks (4) gf in Aug.