Landon's paradoxical figuring of flowers connects, aptly, back to Tighe's use of the "Mezereon
" in her last poem and Hemans' rebuke that Tighe gave "a vain love to passing flowers." Schor argues that when "sympathizing with the dead ...
was then given a start on the all-weather last month but she didn't really show her best there, finishing seventh.
needs a decent surface because she hasn't been seen since, apart from an outing on Lingfield's Polytrack a month ago when she led her rivals until a furlong from home.
O'Neill had earlier played second fiddle in the Ride-Away Saddlery And Country Clothing Juvenile Novices' Hurdle when his recent Ludlow winner Red Wizard failed to cope with newcomer Mezereon
. Members of the Diamond Racing group were seeing their colours carried to victory for the second time in three years in this event, having won the prize two years ago with Diamond Joshua.
Declan Carroll got off the mark for the season when Mezereon
opened her jumping account at the first attempt in game fashion under conditional Anthony Evans in the Ride-away Saddlery And Country Clothing Juvenile Novices' Hurdle.
took on Al Eile and Made In Japan in the Grade 2 juvenile hurdle at Aintree in 2004 but was having her first run over jumps since then in the mares' claimer due to "a lot of leg trouble".
, bought out of James Given's yard for pounds 8,000 after winning a Musselburgh claimer in August, made a winning debut over hurdles in the juvenile event.