BORDER PATROL has solid claims of following up on his win earlier this month; Patrician's Glory and Exceptional Art are offered up as the alternatives. The selection is a half-brother to six winners including useful sprinter Eisteddford. He built on his pleasing debut by scoring nicely last time out and looks capable of building on that effort. Patrician's Glory has been away from the track since last September. He was disappointing over a mile last time out but he has a victory and a third place finish to his name over 7f and returns to his trip of preference today so is expected to be there or thereabouts at the post. Exceptional Art was impressive when winning on debut in August last year and represents powerful connections. He takes a huge drop in class here and has to be feared.
War Native (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Raced keenly stands side, held up, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 8, 16l behind Vocalised (9-0) at Newbury 7f stks G3 (1) sft in Apr.
Border Patrol 2-1fav (9-3) In touch, headway over 2f out, kept on well to lead just inside final furlong, edged left, ridden out, won at Newbury 1m 3yo mdn (4) sft in Apr beating South Easter (9-3) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Exceptional Art 17-2 (8-13) 12th of 14, 17l behind Bushranger (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 6f 2yo stks G1 gd in Aug.
Patrician's Glory (USA) 12-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and lost place halfway, 6th of 8, 17l behind Jukebox Jury (8-12) at Ascot 1m 2yo stks G2 (1) gd in Sep.
Saucy Brown (IRE) 18-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 12th of 16, 14l behind Makaamen (9-0) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Apr.
Agente Parmigiano (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on under pressure, never able to challenge, 4th of 8, 3l behind Ocean's Minstrel (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 3yo Listed stks (1) pol in Apr.
Fazbee (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 6th of 11, 14l behind Fantasia (8-12) at Newmarket 7f fll stks Group 3 (1) gf in Apr.
It Must Be Love Piccolo filly out of True Bird.