FORCE opened his account at Haydock with plenty to spare and can go in again. Princess Kodia has been competing in much better company since winning her maiden and will find this easier, as will War Department, but Hope Cove, Valko and Dylan Alexander have all been beaten in handicaps since winning their respective maidens. The same comment also applies to Florencio but he drops in class for this and is preferred to Silent Dreamer, a disappointment at Chester last time.
Silver Wings (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Led early, prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Willytheconqueror (9-0) at Bath 6f stks (5) gs in Sep.
Princess Kodia (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Awkward start, in touch, effort well over 1f out, soon lost place, last of 8, 9 1/4l behind Rouleau (9-1) at Kempton 6f Grp 3 stks (1) pol in Sep.
War Department (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 10 3/4l behind Bathos (8-12) at Newmarket 1m (2) gs in Sep.
Force (IRE) 11-4fav (9-0) Keen close up, switched right and headway to lead over 1f out, eased close home, readily, won at Haydock 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Sep beating Geno (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Florencio 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, pushed along inside final 3f, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Powerallied (8-6) at Chester 5f (3) sft in Sep.
Valko 9-2 (9-4) Went right start, prominent, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased closing stages, last of 8, 7 3/4l behind Powderhorn (9-5) at Chester 7f (4) gd in Sep.
Hope Cove 8-1 (8-11) Took keen hold tracking leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Goodwood Zodiac (9-4) at Epsom 7f (4) gs in Sep.
Silent Dreamer 11-4fav (9-0) Slowly into stride, midfield, soon pushed along, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Invermere (9-0) at Chester 7f mdn fll stks (4) gs in Sep.
Dylan Alexander (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Soon led, headed over 3f out, led again and hung left over 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 3/4l behind Willsy (9-2) at Chepstow 6f (5) sft in Sep.