NICKELS AND DIMES started favourite on her Leicester debut but missed the break and looked in need of experience. She stayed on nicely over that 7f trip and should know much more here. She is handed the vote though the superbly bred Elik caught the eye on her debut at Nottingham and looks certain to provide a threat. Of Course Darling made a very promising start at Newmarket but was never really in contention when tackling the Tattersalls Millions next time and, though Michael Bell's newcomers Madame Defarge and Kensington Gardens are related to plenty of winners, the lack of experience in these conditions is a cause for concern.
Butterfly Dream 20-1 (8-12) Took keen hold soon chasing leader until ridden well over 1f out, no impression when lost 3rd post, 4th of 9, 7l behind Infinite Magic (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Elik (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on, not trouble leader, 7th of 14, 9l behind Cocktail Queen (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2yo stks (5) gs.
Kensington Gardens Oasis Dream filly out of Wendylina.
Madame Defarge (IRE) Motivator filly out of Friendlier.
Nickels And Dimes (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on well, never reached leaders, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Alta Lilea (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo stks (4) gs.
Of Course Darling 16-1 (9-0) Raced centre always in rear, 17th of 19, 13l behind Victrix Ludorum (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo flls auc (2) sft.
Tilstarr (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, edged right and well beaten over 1f out, 9th of 11, 7l behind Etijaah (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.