MUCH PROMISE returned a losing favourite over track and trip last month. But she only missed out by a head and John Gosden's filly can go one better today. She was beaten by a Richard Hannon-trained colt on that occasion so the latter must fancy the chances of Miss Brazil as she drops back in trip, while stablemate Kinloss also returns to 6f after a modest effort over 7f here last time. Majestic Song is a half-sister to a winner and makes more appeal than Sylvan Spirit of the newcomers.
Armelle (FR) 33-1 (8-1) Towards rear, headway on inner approaching final furlong, edged right and stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Kodafine (8-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Oct.
Byron's Gold 33-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, pushed along towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind Black Rodded (9-0) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Kinloss 16-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Don't (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Majestic Song Royal Applause filly out of Sakhee's Song.
Miss Brazil (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Close up in 3rd, challenged over 1f out, soon every chance no extra last 100 yards, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Pelerin (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Much Promise 7-4fav (9-0) Always prominent, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 12, hd behind Magnus Maximus (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Sylvan Spirit (IRE) Camacho filly out of Spree.