last to break, soon led, ridden and edged slightly right just over 1f out, ran on well, comfortably
led early, chased winner, ridden and switched slightly right over 1f out, soon switched left, unable to get on terms
soon last, shaken up over 2f out, outpaced and no impression
None of the trio - all last-time winners - have yet made the running so this could prove an intriguing tactical battle. The guess is that LAST LOOK may set out to make all and run the finish out of his two rivals, both of whom arrived late to score last time. The Godolphin charge has impressed on both starts to date and the claim of Gabriele Malune will aid his cause as he tackles good ground for the first time. Norma was impressive at Sandown when finessed home by George Wood and Clarion battled on well to oblige in a Newmarket handicap. It all should make for a fascinating contest.
Last Look (IRE) 4-7fav (9-2) Keen tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Nottingham 1m 2f stks (5) sft in Aug beating Narynkol (9-8) by 2l, 6 ran.
Norma 6-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders on outside, headway travelling well over 2f out, 2nd inside final 2f, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Sandown 1m 1f hcp fll (5) gd in Jul beating New Jazz (9-8) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Clarion 7-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, pushed along 2f out, led entering final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp fll (3) gf in Aug beating Tabassor (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.