ROSE BLOSSOM is packed with pace on fast ground and sets a strong standard against a field predominantly of handicappers understandably hunting invaluable black type. However, the Fahey filly has already proved her prowess at this grade and scored decisively at Pontefract at Listed level two outings ago, whilst her third to Ladies Are Forever in a York Group 3 in midsummer is by far the best form on view. Aneedah, inconsistent according to this term's efforts, is useful at best, whilst Blanche Dubawi and Misplaced Fortune look best of the handicap brigade. Both have had interesting seasons, with the latter's recent Pontefract win suggesting that she has really come to hand this term. Anne of Kiev is also respected.
Sandslash (IRE) (8-7) 9th of 14, 11l behind Samysilver (8-5) at Naples(ITY) 5f Listed stks (1) gd in Jul.
Anne of Kiev (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) Always towards rear stands side, 19th of 26, 16l behind Our Jonathan (9-6) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft in Sep.
Rose Blossom (9-0) 4th of 8, 4l behind Silverside (9-4) at Baden-Baden(GER) 6f Grp 2 (1) sft in Aug.
Amitola (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) With leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 16l behind Jeannie Galloway (9-5) at Hamilton 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep.
Misplaced Fortune 7-2fav (9-6) Held up, not clear run, switched left and headway over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final frlong, ridden out, won at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Sep beating Jade (9-1) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Aneedah (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 7th of 11, 5l behind Humidor (9-9) at Doncaster 5f listed stks (1) gd in Sep.
Blanche Dubawi (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, held up in rear centre, switched left and headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, stayed on to go 3rd towards finish, not reached leading pair, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Monsieur Chevalier (9-0) at Goodwood 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Sep.
Button Moon (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Soon led, headed narrowly 2f out, soon ridden, kept on and every chance final furlong, no extra when lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 17, 1l behind Murura (9-5) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Cochabamba (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, switched right 2f out, headway soon after, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, gaining close home, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind La Fortunata (8-7) at Newmarket 6f fll hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Gossamer Seed (IRE) 18-1 (8-12) Towards rear, some headway on outer over 1f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 11, 6l behind Wild Wind (8-12) at Killarney 1m Listed stks (1) gd in Aug.
Ziraun 2-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep beating Question Times (8-12) by 1/2l, 7 ran.