This has been a bad race for favourites in recent seasons but a good one for Mick Channon whose Sonning Rose has plenty to do in order to complete a hat-trick for the yard. Cochabamba had her behind at Goodwood along with Cape Dollar and Date With Destiny with the ground proffered as an excuse for the latter. I Love Me deserves a crack at this level and looks a live player on her close fifth in a sales race but ABTASAAMAH is possibly the filly with the most potential. It was no surprise to see this half-sister to a Breeders' Cup winner demolish the field at Southwell but she promises to be equally proficient on turf judged by her debut effort in a decent maiden. Hurricane Havoc wasn't suited by a slowly run race at the Curragh and could be the one to give her most to do although Shim Sham and Submission won their maidens well enough and can improve.
Abtasaamah (USA) 2-7fav (9-0) Chasd leading pair, went 2nd inside final 3f, led on bit 2f out, clear over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, won at a canter, won at Southwell 6f 2yo mdn fll (4) fbs beating Luckbealadytonight (9-0) by 9l, 7 ran.
Cape Dollar (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, challenged over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Theyskens' Theory (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) sft in Aug.
Cochabamba (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind Havant (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gs.
Date With Destiny (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Held up in touch, driven and outpaced over 2f out, soon lost place, no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Theyskens' Theory (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) sft in Aug.
Face Reality (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, disputed lead 2f out, ridden and stayed on well to assert towards finish, won at Newbury 6f 2yo fll mdn (4) gd in Sep beating Wiqaaya (9-0) by nk, 14 ran.
Hurricane Havoc (IRE) 2-1fav (8-12) Settled towards rear, headway from 3f out, ridden to challenge and went 2nd over 1f out, no impression under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Gemstone (8-12) at Curragh 1m 2yo fll Listed stks (1).
I Love Me 7-1 (9-0) Raced center, tracked leader, merged with far side 3f out, headway to chase leaders 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 20, 1l behind Masaya (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo flls auc (2) sft.
Mortitia 40-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 9l behind Hooray (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gs.
Nabah 33-1 (9-0) Went right start, behind, switched right and headway entering final furlong, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 4l behind Googlette (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol.
Shim Sham (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Made all, clear 3f out, stayed on well final furlong, unchallenged, won at Salisbury 7f 2yo fll mdn (3) gf in Sep beating Khawlah (9-0) by 3/4l, 18 ran.
Sonning Rose (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Moderate 3rd, ridden after halfway, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 14l behind Chrysanthemum (8-12) at Curragh 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) in Sep.
Submission 7-4fav (9-0) Always prominent, led over 1f out, soon driven, ran on well, won at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol in Sep beating Complexion (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.