ALPINE STORM finished second to Euro Charline, who has won again since, over 7f here in November. The Godolphin filly looks to have leading claims in this ahead of Gold Approach. The latter disappointed when sent off favourite in soft ground last time but had shown promise on her debut at Newmarket earlier. Weekend Getaway also let supporters down last time after placing at Yarmouth before that. Alphabetique may prove best of the remainder.
Alphabetique 20-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, some late headway, never a factor, 6th of 9, 10l behind Gay Marriage (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.
Alpine Storm (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, led, driven over 2f out, headed inside final 2f, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no chance with winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Euro Charline (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Dalmarella Dancer (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 12l behind Flippant (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2yo stks (5) gd in Sep.
Gold Approach 6-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, soon ridden, kept on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 4th of 10, 6l behind Madame Chiang (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo stks (5) sft in Oct.
Saltwater Creek (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon outpaced, 9th of 15, 13l behind Fray (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) sft in Oct.
Weekend Getaway (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 10, 11l behind Bold Lass (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo stks (4) gf in Oct.