Displaying a professional attitude from the outset, the daughter of Dark Angel travelled powerfully before quickening in eye-catching style to put six lengths between herself and toiling rivals in a matter of strides.
Drawn alongside the two American speedballs, Final Song should enjoy a good tow into the race and looks capable of delivering another big performance.
Final Song 1pt ew @ 4-1
Any further softening in conditions will play to the strengths of I CAN FLY (Ascot, 4.20) who posted a career best here last autumn when chasing home Roaring Lion in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes under similar conditions.
Admittedly, she was a little below par at the Curragh last time, but she was slowly away that day and found a track bias, which suited the front-running winner Beshaayir, all against her. She was similarly slowly away in the Lockinge at Newbury yet emerged with a great deal of credit to take sixth and the performance of Lord Glitters suggests it is a piece of form worth noting.
I Can Fly 1pt ew @ 7-2
The former ran yet another blinder at the Berkshire venue to chase home winner Cape Byron that day and the step up to a mile should see him on the scene again, however that comment also applies to Raising Sand and he is marginally preferred. Jamie Osborne’s grand handicapper has run in a multitude of Ascot handicaps and he really caught the eye when a little isolated on the stands’ side rail in the Victoria Cup. The way in which Raising Sand charged home suggested he too would relish a stiffer test of stamina and any rain would enhance his chance still further.
Kynren 1pt ew @ 12-1
Raising Sand 1pt ew @ 7-1
Raising Sand is your Outsider of the Day for Wednesday.
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