Given a filly's allowance, the consistent ANAYA should get off the mark at the fifth time of asking in this maiden with the mildly progressive Crunched looking a danger and Merchant Of Medici should also feature. Despite getting caught late last time the selection has shaped as if this step up in trip should suit and you could argue that she is getting closer and closer to winning. Another slight step in the right direction here should be enough to break a frustrating run of form. Crunched has two questions to answer here in regards to the track and trip suiting. However there is no doubt he looks to be heading in the right direction and more progression should see him close. Merchant Of Medici hasn't really built on a very promising first run but shaped well in defeat last time and any market support for new comer Mercoliano would be interesting. Another small field maiden to figure and the sums equal a win for Anaya.
Crunched 3-1 (8-11) Soon tracking winner, ridden 2f out, no impression, stayed on inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Epic (8-11) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Sep.
Merchant Of Medici 7-2fav (8-11) Mid-division, some late headway, never nearer, 4th of 11, 4l behind Cat Hunter (8-6) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Mercoliano Medicean colt out of Mega.
Noverre Over There (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway when not clear run, switched right approaching final furlong, kept on, never nearer, 5th of 11, 7l behind Mary Helen (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Anaya 9-4 (8-8) Always prominent, led 2f out, soon ridden, headed close home, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Perfect Vision (8-8) at Kempton 1m 2yo fll mdn aut (4) std.
Sisters Warning 125-1 (8-4) Prominent early, chased leaders over 4f, 10th of 12, 26l behind Perfect Vision (8-8) at Kempton 1m 2yo fll mdn aut (4) std.