Richard Hughes' presence on Qatar Princess takes the eye and the latter should go close again on the back of a second at Nottingham. She comes out best of those with an official rating and is preferred to the more-exposed Flashy Queen and Zafraaj. Royal Brave didn't fare too badly on his debut at Nottingham but CHARLES MOLSON showed a big improvement to finish runner-up at Kempton last month. Henry Candy's charge can come out best with further progress likely.
Bazooka (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt in rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 7th of 11, 7l behind Dutch Interior (9-5) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Charles Molson 7-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, took keen hold, not clear run over 2f out, soon switched right, ran on inside final furlong, every chance inside final 100 yards, held close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Mystique Rider (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Royal Brave (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 4th of 13, 6l behind Amahoro (9-0) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Zafraaj 20-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden and headway on outside over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 20l behind Dovil's Duel (9-7) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Arabian Sunset (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division on inside, weakening when edged left over 1f out, 9th of 11, 11l behind Miss Buckshot (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo stks (5) gf.
Flashy Queen (IRE) 18-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 10, 5l behind Lawyer (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Qatar Princess (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, improved 3f out, led over 1f out, soon headed, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Amahoro (9-0) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Random Shamardal filly out of Paracel.