HAVELOVEWILLTRAVEL made a winning start over track and trip but the winner had flown before she had reached top gear when back here for her handicap debut. Still learning, she's capable of better and is preferred to the more exposed Princess Spirit. The latter is chasing a hat trick after a couple of victories over course and distance while Natalia is a lightly-raced type to keep an eye on. Authoritarian is getting no closer despite sliding down the weights and the same can be said of Malih.
Authoritarian 7-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, hard ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Rioja Day (8-9) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Pat's Legacy (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Headway on outer to lead over 7f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Punditry (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Havelovewilltravel (IRE) 2-1fav (9-2) Dwelt and hampered start, held up in last pair, pushed along on outside 3f out, driven along and plenty to do 2f out, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 135 yards, no chance to reach winner, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Diplomatic (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-68 (5) pol in Oct.
Malih 6-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway final furlong, switched left inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Monzino (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Rust (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 10, 9l behind Duke of Grazeon (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Natalia 20-1 (8-12) Held up behind in touch, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Iptisam (9-8) at Chester 7f mdn stks (4) gs in Aug.
Pearl Ransom (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Led, hung right on bend and reminder over 3f out, joined when hung right again on home turn, soon headed, weakened and eased final furlong, 9th of 10, 23l behind Regal Hawk (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct '12.
Princess Spirit 3-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, le dover 1f out, kept on, won at Kempton 1m stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct beating Pretty Bubbles (9-5) by nk, 12 ran.
Day In Day Out 9-2 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Rock Diamond (8-5) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in Jul.
Rapid Water 66-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 6, 7l behind Peak Storm (9-1) at Chepstow 7f clm stks (6) hvy in Sep.