Fontaine Collonges cost €180,000 after winning a bumper in the French Provinces in May but that victory means she carries a penalty on her first start for new connections. MOVIN’ON UP was also a relatively expensive purchase at £50,000 and the winning pointer is now with a yard that excels in race like this on the northern circuit. Tequila Blaze’s stable is in cracking form and the penny appeared to be dropping last time at Warwick while Kitty Hall was a beaten favourite on debut at Kelso in May. Moonshot looks the pick of the two Crawford mares.
Black Opium 80-1 (10-9) In rear, ridden 4f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 28 1/4l behind Old Jeroboam (11-2) at Wetherby 2m (5) gd in Mar.
Dora De Janeiro (FR) Ballingarry M out of Katana.
Elusive Poppy Black Sam Bellamy filly out of Pelican Point.
Kitty Hall (IRE) 6-4fav (11-0) Mid-division, headway over 7f out, driven to chase leaders over 3f out, soon no impression, stayed on to take modest 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with clear pair, 3rd of 8, 18 3/4l behind Zakharova (11-7) at Kelso 2m (3) gd in May.
Largy Princess (IRE) 5-2 (11-11) Pr, 3rd 1/2way, gng well 3out, wknd & no ex bef 2out, ko onepce, 5th of 11, 21l behind Sofias Castle (11-11) at Mainstown 3m mdn sft in Dec.
Movin'on Up (IRE) 7-2 (11-11) Twrds rr of mid-div, prog in 6th aftr 5out, went cl 4th aftr 2out, so in 2nd bef last, ld flat, gng away cl hm, won at Loughanmore 3m mdn gd in May beating Aprils Joy (11-6) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Tequila Blaze 12-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, slightly hampered over 9f out, stayed on final 2f, not reach leaders, 5th of 16, 10 1/2l behind Rose Of Aghaboe (10-12) at Warwick 2m (5) gs in Nov.
Fontaine Collonges (FR) (10-1) won at Le Lion D'angers 1m 4f stks gs in May beating Fumee Blanche (10-1) by 1l, 8 ran.
Moonshot (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Towards rear, closer in mid-division on inner at halfway, improved to dispute lead over 4f out, ridden and headed 3f out, m 3rd 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 31 1/2l behind Easywork (12-0) at Down Royal 2m sft in Nov.