VALATRIX is narrowly preferred here to the consistent mare Jord. Chris Wall has a good record at the track and his returning filly has a good chance of further enhancing it. She signed off last season with a midfield finish in a competitive Ascot sprint and she should not be underestimated today. Her runs at Lingfield last season would suggest that this artificial surface will pose no problems and this Acclamation filly will not mind the return to this trip either. Princess Valerina has been in good form of late, most recently with a course and distance success just four days ago. She has a penalty for that success which makes life tough despite her good jockey's claim. Catalan Bay has been given a mini break since her last run at the track and she steps down in trip here, whilst Miss Daawe steps up a furlong. Jord is a consistent mare and she should not be underestimated; she continues to edge up the handicap but as the most consistent in the race there is good reason for that. Valatrix is narrowly preferred in a tricky race for fillies and mares.
Princess Valerina 6-1 (8-13) Held up, headway 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, led close home, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol beating Harbour Blues (8-12) by ns, 10 ran.
Valatrix (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Behind mid-divison, slightly hampered over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on one pace, 8th of 16, 8l behind Judge 'n Jury (9-0) at Ascot 5f app hcp (4) gs in Oct.
Catalan Bay (AUS) 10-11fav (8-8) Broke well, led early, in touch, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 8, 6l behind Mr Macattack (8-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Mango Music 5-1 (9-5) With leader, ridden 2f out, 4th and held when hampered inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind The Tatling (8-10) at Brighton 6f hcap (4) gs in Oct.
Miss Daawe 14-1 (8-8) Always behind, 11th of 13, 8l behind Imperial Sword (7-12) at Ripon 5f app hcp (5) gf.
Jord (IRE) 4-1fav (8-10) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, every chance well inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 10, hd behind Downhill Skier (8-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.