Dark Falcon will no doubt improve on his debut fourth at Wolverhampton stretching out a furlong here and the same comment applies to Instrumentalist, who occupied the same position on his debut over 7f at this track. Villa Royale went close over today's trip at Ffos Las last month and she could prove the best of those with experience, but a chance is taken on newcomer DUKE OF CLARENCE, a 45,000gns half-brother to Group 2 winner Special Kaldoun. Pallasator is another to note although his trainer's strike rate with two-year-old's here doesn't boost confidence.
Dark Falcon (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 3l behind Travelling (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Duke Of Clarence (IRE) Verglas colt out of Special Lady.
Equation Of Time Proclamation colt out of Winter Ice.
Green Legacy (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Slowly away, behind and outpaced, last of 13, 15l behind Ahzeemah (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Instrumentalist (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Dwelt in touch, ridden 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 13, 4l behind Ahzeemah (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Man Of Ice 100-1 (9-0) Dwelt held up, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 13l behind Ellaal (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Masters Blazing Iceman colt out of Loquacity.
Pallasator Motivator gelding out of Ela Athena.
Applaudere 12-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 8, 21l behind The Name Is Don (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Hill Of Dreams (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up, some headway over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 12l behind Gloriam (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Jennifer J Motivator filly out of Trew Class.
Villa Royale 6-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, rallied to have every chance inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Knave Of Clubs (9-3) at Ffos Las 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Nov.