MRS BANNOCK was having her first outing of the year when well beaten here a fortnight ago. But she's expected to improve and has more scope than the other Godolphin runner Elnadwa and the rest of today's field for that matter. New Falcon, Burning Dawn and Capella's Song all look pretty exposed and are getting little respite from the handicapper but Hidden Belief has been threatening to score at Kempton of late off her current mark. Russian Royale also went close on her latest start and may figure on her Polytrack debut.
Flamborough Breeze 10-1 (9-8) Steadied start, took keen hold and held up in last trio, headway on outside over 2f out, never reached leaders and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 10l behind Storming (8-12) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Hidden Belief (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Trucanini (9-4) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (4) pol.
Elnadwa (USA) 8-1 (9-6) Went left start held up, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 16l behind Lulu The Zulu (8-13) at Nottingham 6f flls hcp 0-80 (3) gs in Aug.
Burning Dawn (USA) 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Fossa (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Mrs Bannock (IRE) 5-2 (9-1) Steadied start, held up towards rear, pushed along on outside 3f out, headway over 2f out, driven disputing 3rd 1f out, weakened towards finish, 5th of 10, 7l behind Star Pearl (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
New Falcon (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Raced in 4th behind clear leading pair, ridden 2f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final 2f, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Madame Elizabeth (8-8) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Capella's Song (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Close up, headway to press leader over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Mcdelta (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Lookbeforeyouleap (8-12) 9th of 10, 12l behind Arkhip (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 1m 7f 3yo stk gd in Jun.
Russian Royale 10-1 (9-1) Held up tracking leaders, pushed along halfway, lost place 3f out, switched right and rallied inside final furlong, strong run to 2nd in closing stages, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, nk behind Yojimbo (9-8) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Silvas Romana (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Slowly away carried left soon after start in rear, ridden and kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 12, 4l behind Piceno (10-1) at Chester 1m Amateur Handicap (0-80) (3yo+) (4) gd in Aug.
Fab Lolly (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no extra final 100 yards, 5th of 10, 4l behind Imaginary World (9-0) at Newcastle 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.