JAPANESE racing is particularly lively at present, but the winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Hanshin last Sunday, Lucky Lilac, is rated 113 and not in the same league as Almond Eye or Contrail yet.

At home, Ummalnar (listed race) and Saltonstall (minor event) were good winners at Dundalk on Friday week and Monday, worth a rating of 108 and left on a figure of 113 respectively. Romanised managed only 113 also in third behind the latter, slowly away but coming through to look the winner briefly.