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Superbly-bred $420,000 yearling purchase VERY TEMPTING appears to have this all aged maiden at her mercy after hitting the line hard at each of her three starts to date. The super-slow pace didn’t really suit her at Ascot last start, getting left flat footed when the sprint went on, but she kept coming to work her way into second place. Connections will be hoping for a more genuine tempo in this event, but William Pike should be able to park her close to the leaders from a low draw, and she should be afforded every opportunity. VERY TEMPTING will be short but will be winning. JAZ ME UP was a heavily backed favourite when racing second up here on November 10, but she always seemed to be in trouble, getting bottled up between horses for the most part and not getting a lot of galloping room in the straight. We’re willing to forgive that run, as she had genuine excuses, and the strong backing suggests she’s a well thought of filly. Honest mare DIXIE WIN is next best having finished third despite featuring prominently in the Stewards Report last start. Should enjoy a soft run from the inside alley and another forward showing is expected, while MADISON ROSE showed promise when last in work and has been sharpened up for this first-up assignment with two satisfactory trial performances.
Suggested Bet: (11) VERY TEMPTING to win.