Flying North drops in class for her reappearance and could go well while Illaunmore may well improve for last month’s comeback third over track and trip. Salamah was well beaten on her handicap bow in September albeit in better company than this and it remains to be seen if Pavillon and Rely On Me can do any better having ended last year winning maidens. But TEXTURED had a couple of subsequent winners behind when winning a nursery at Newcastle in November and Sir Michael Stoute’s filly gets the nod to show further progress this year and land this.
Storm Cry 10-1 (8-6) Went right start, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 7 1/4l behind Victory Angel (8-3) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gf in Apr.
Flying North 14-1 (8-11) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, led over 2f out, hung right from inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Island Vision (8-12) at Newmarket 7f fll (2) gd in Oct.
Illaunmore (USA) 12-1 (9-7) Close up, headway when hampered over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Son Of The Stars (9-8) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (4) pol in Apr.
Textured (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Close up in rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, driven and stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Newcastle 7f (4) pol in Nov beating Morning Suit (9-1) by shd, 8 ran.
Pepita (IRE) 11-2 (8-8) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 3 3/4l behind Cheval Blanche (8-5) at Salisbury 7f hcp fll (3) fm in Apr.
Pavillon 7-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, hung right and led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 6f mdn fll stks (5) pol in Nov beating Ashwaq (9-0) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Rely On Me (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden and ran on, won at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (4) gf in Nov beating Gloriux (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Salamah (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 12, 7 1/4l behind Pichola Dance (9-1) at Newmarket 7f fll (2) gf in Sep.
Millie's Kiss 7-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Cheval Blanche (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp (5) pol in Mar.
Raven's Lady 3-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, led after 1f, headed entering final furlong, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Sibilance (9-4) at Kempton 1m fll stks (2) pol in Apr.
Cheval Blanche (USA) 9-4fav (8-5) Keen to post, led after 1f, ridden and ran on strongly final furlong, won at Salisbury 7f hcp fll (3) fm in Apr beating Aristocratic (9-9) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.