Keeneland scored at Musselburgh in January but was well beaten under a penalty at Bangor on his latest start. He should still be thereabouts but KRIS CROSS gets the nod to remain unbeaten. Lucinda Russell's point-to-point winner made a winning debut under Rules at Ayr last month with Probably George well beaten and the remainder with experience look no threat on what little they've shown so far. Fascino Rustico could prove a different story though, as he cost 29,000 euros and is worth noting for any support on his racecourse debut while fellow newcomer City Player could prove best of the rest.
Keeneland (IRE) 8-1 (11-10) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened 1f out, 4th of 8, 20l behind The Romford Pele (11-3) at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Feb.
Kris Cross (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, challenged over 2f out, led and hung right inside final 2f, kept on under pressure final furlong, held on towards finish, won at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) sft in Mar beating Buffalo Ballet (10-11) by 1l, 9 ran.
City Player (IRE) City Honours gelding out of Taketheblameagain.
First Of Never (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, weakened over 5f out, 4th of 5, well behind Forward Flight (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in Mar.
Pointless 11-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway 6f out to go mid-division, 6th of 11, 43l behind Wolf Shield (11-4) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Probably George 40-1 (11-2) Held up behind, struggling halfway, tailed off over 3f out, last of 9, well behind Kris Cross (10-9) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Ballyben (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of I'm Maggy.
Fascino Rustico Milan gelding out of Rustic Charm.
Forge House (IRE) 66-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, outpaced 7f out, 7th of 15, 30l behind Green Flag (11-4) at Hexham 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Touch Of Tweed (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked winner until hung left 4f out, soon lost place, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Keeneland (11-5) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jan.
Zafrita 12-1 (10-10) Held up mid-division, lost place over 4f out, 6th of 9, 36l behind Dante's Frolic (9-7) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Unex Valadon 16-1 (10-6) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 5f out, weakened over 4f out, 10th of 11, 39l behind Brijomi Queen (10-5) at Kelso 2m mrs N H flat (5) gs in Feb.