14:55 Bath Wed 17 October 2018
Below par at Galway but heavy ground a valid excuse and sets the standard with Listed form that includes a career-best second in Newmarket's Chalice Stakes. Best form on quicker ground so wouldn't want it too soft.
Losing run dates back to May 2017 which is frustrating considering the amount of opportunities she has had. Suited by cut in the ground and this trip and place possibilities again following solid Goodwood run.
Remains lightly-raced and caught the eye staying on late in a Listed race over 1m4f on heavy ground at Galway. Should be spot on after two runs back and appreciate the extra test. Looks a leading hope.
Yet to add to two Irish wins for current trainer and hasn't been in the best of form of late. Missed the break last time and needs to raise her game at this level.
Had some good form in France but has struggled since arriving in the UK, twice in Listed company and over this trip in a Goodwood handicap. Plenty to find at present.
Not disgraced in the Chalice Stakes on ground quicker than ideal so was perhaps disappointing that she didn't fare a bit better than third in a Haydock handicap on heavy. A bit more required.
Consistent filly who has been placed five times in a row culminating in a career-best third on soft ground at Chester against the males. Likely to go close once again.
Four career wins have come in low grade handicaps and sole turf success was on quick ground. Faces enormous task in this company.
Dual winner over hurdles and in bumpers and off the mark on the Flat in effortless fashion. Steps up from maiden straight to Listed company but shouldn't be discounted.
Progressive stayer this season winning six from seven and now moves out of handicap company. Likely to make this a true test of stamina, handles the conditions but will need to improve again.
Off the mark in testing conditions at Galway on her fourth start. More to come at this trip but this is a big step up in class and has plenty to find.
One place behind Alwaysandforever in the Chalice Stakes and took another step forward in Group 2 company last time. May have been flattered by getting to set some slow early fractions and ground could be against her.
Yet to really improve in three starts since winning a Novice at Chepstow. Not disgraced at Ffos Las but this is a huge rise in class.
Typically progressive type for this stable and produced a dominant win over this trip at Catterick and then just found the shorter distance against her at Pontefract. There should be more to come but this is a big step up.
Last Year's Winner
True Self (6/4), Alwaysandforever (6/1), Mistress Quickly (8/1), Galmarley (9/1), Altra Vita (10/1), High Language (10/1), Mam'selle (12/1), Trouble And Strife (14/1), Roystonia (25/1), Cascabel (25/1), Jet Streaming (33/1), Graceland (40/1), Luire (66/1), Reckless Wave (125/1)
- High Language
- Mistress Quickly
- Altra Vita
Log in for access to this exclusive content.
Next Race Off
Our racing pundits with their Nap selections for QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday.
Top broadcaster Mike Cattermole previews the QIPCO British Champions Day in his latest column.
Ben Linfoot previews Friday's action with the Sporting Life Daily Nap running at Redcar, while he has two other selections at Haydock and Newcastle.