Donncha was a progressive sort in the autumn and reappears on a fair mark. He looks sure to win more races while Zerfaal got off the mark at Nottingham last month and is another heading in the right direction. Cricklewood Green won both starts last year and the soft ground may have been to blame for his defeat at Sandown. Richard Hughes partners the gelding in preference to Champagne Sydney and Malachim Mist. Mick Channon runs Grevillea and the returning Homestretch but SECRET ARCHIVE might be the one as he was only headed close home on his return to action and Turf debut at Nottingham and is only a couple of pounds higher.
Champagne Sydney (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 8l behind Crystal Lake (8-10) at Ripon 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Grevillea (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in touch on inside, switched left and headway on outside 3f out, stayed on under pressure to 3rd over 1f out, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Crystal Lake (8-10) at Ripon 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Malachim Mist (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, soon under pressure, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 16l behind Montaly (9-1) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Cricklewood Green (USA) 7-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, under pressure from well over 2f out, soon one paced, 4th of 8, 9l behind What About Carlo (9-2) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Apr.
Berrahri (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) 6th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Charlie's Angel (8-8) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 3yo stk gd.
Secret Archive (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, led narrowly inside final 2f, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Donny Rover (9-6) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Homestretch 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, soon went 2nd, no extra and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Art Official (9-5) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Zerfaal 10-11fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, headway to challenge 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, held on, won at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr beating Maracuja (9-0) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Basil Berry 14-1 (8-5) Raced centre made all, ridden 3lengths clear 2f out, ran on, won at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Apr beating Showpiece (9-3) by 4 1/2l, 5 ran.
Donncha (IRE) Evensfav (9-5) Chased leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov beating Itsnowcato (9-5) by 1l, 11 ran.
Thanks Harry 8-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, just held on, won at Southwell 1m mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Apr beating Pearl Princess (8-7) by ns, 5 ran.