Copper Leyf showed little on debut and Her Royal Empress looks very modest but Golden Flower has been knocking on the door lately and wouldn't be winning out of turn. She was second on her first start for David O'Meara over C&D last time. HAND IN GLOVE is much less exposed, however, and only went down by half-a-length over track and trip on her introduction. Robert Cowell's filly can go one better now with Black Rider probably the pick of the newcomers.
Black Rider (IRE) Elnadim colt out of Barracade.
Copper Leyf 33-1 (9-3) Slowly away in touch in rear after 1f, ridden and short lived effort 2f out, last of 7, 15l behind Gift Of Music (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Whiteflats Mind Games colt out of Chertsey.
Golden Flower 9-4 (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed and unable to quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Midnight Dream (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Hand In Glove 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, every chance from over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Saga Lout (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Her Royal Empress 28-1 (7-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 16l behind Opt Out (9-10) at Warwick 5f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gf in Aug.