Whipless comes out best at the weights on official ratings but ran a lifeless race here a week ago. Hairstyle showed potential for Sir Michael Stoute last year and a change of scenery could be just what's required. Solo Performer was superbly ridden by jump jockey Andrew Lynch to score over a slightly shorter trip three weeks ago and won over the trip in December. He is in great heart but FLAVIA TATIANA could have his measure this time as she got no sort of run in that race last month and, though only 1lb better off, can reverse the form and take this.
Solo Performer (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden in 5th 2f out, kept on well final furlong to lead close home, won at Dundalk 1m 3f 4yo stk pol in Jan beating King's Trail (9-5) by 1l, 6 ran.
Flavia Tatiana (IRE) 7-4 (9-5) Held up in 5th, 4th 2f out, not clear run and checked 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 3l behind Solo Performer (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f 4yo stk pol in Jan.
Whipless (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden and no impression over 2f out, 10th of 14, 2 3/4l behind If Per Chance (9-5) at Dundalk 1m hcap pol.
Hairstyle 5-1 (8-12) In touch, pushed along and outpaced halfway, stayed on from over 1f out, went poor 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 17l behind Blaise Chorus (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn fll (5) pol in Aug.