Bay Laurel was third on her debut at Kempton but has gone backwards since and is now thoroughly exposed. Princess Sheila hasn't been running badly, however, and was fourth over this trip at Kempton earlier in the month while Sofi's Spirit has hinted at ability. There should be more to come from once-raced pair Mariella and Sandaura while newcomers Barbsiz and Xaloc wouldn't need to be anything special to figure but SWEET VINTAGE's recent track and trip third suggests she's heading in the right direction and John Hills' filly can get off the mark today.
Barbsiz (IRE) Elnadim filly out of Bianca Cappello.
Bay Laurel (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, towards rear, some headway over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, never on terms, 8th of 12, 4l behind Ouzinkie (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Mariella 8-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden over 3f out, no impression, stayed on close home, 7th of 9, 9l behind Light Rose (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo stks (5) sft in Oct.
Princess Sheila (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, chased winner over 1f out until weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Missing Agent (8-7) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Sandaura (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Miss Avonbridge (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Sofi's Spirit (IRE) 5-1 (7-12) Led narrowly, headed 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra and dropped to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 5l behind King of Kudos (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Sweet Vintage (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, chased winner, ridden and every chance 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Miss Avonbridge (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Xaloc (IRE) Shirocco filly out of Roystonea.