steadied start, behind, some late headway, never dangerous
tracked leader, hard driven over 4f out, soon lost place
dwelt, detached in rear, soon tailed off
slowly into stride, held up in touch, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
held up in touch, under pressure over 4f out, never on terms
led, ridden when pressed entering final furlong, headed and no extra close home
chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on strongly to lead last strides
FLOWER OF LOVE showed the benefit of an eye-catching debut when just failing to catch Canonbury over the course and distance. She still looked as though the experience would do her good and should be spot-on for this. Casablanca was over a length behind and had every chance so there doesn't appear to be any reason for a form reversal. Tribal Dance is a staying chaser and the remaining older horses don't look much so Richard Hannon's newcomer Tayaar, who cost 200,000gns and is the second foal of a mare who has produced a winner in Hong Kong, could provide the main threat.
Cougar Kid (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Mid-division, chased leaders after 4th, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, last of 10, dist behind No Ceiling (11-4) at Southwell 2m hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Deebaj (IRE) 13-2 (10-10) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, bumped 1st, lost place 3rd, struggling 7th, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 9, dist behind One More Go (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Jun.
Tribal Dance (IRE) 28-1 (10-0) In touch until dropped to rear and struggling after 7th, tailed off 10th, pulled up before 13th, at Fontwell 3m 1f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Courtsider 14-1 (9-7) Held up, in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 7 1/4l behind Plauseabella (8-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Tayaar (IRE) High Chaparral gelding out of Ursula Minor.
Casablanca (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden 2f out, soon chased winner, kept on, no impression when lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Canonbury (9-0) at Chester 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gd in Sep.
Flower Of Love 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced 2f out, ridden 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd and pressed winner towards finish, just held, 2nd of 6, hd behind Canonbury (9-0) at Chester 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gd in Sep.