This is wide open with the likes of Sovereign Debt, Asifa and Nemushka all open to improvement on their seasonal debuts. Falcon In Flight could also be anything as she won a maiden at Yarmouth in good ground by seven lengths on her introduction and Three Bards was a cosy winner of a Southwell maiden in February. Nameitwhatyoulike is more exposed but went close on his comeback at Redcar but we expect a big run from CHOISAN, who was only beaten a head in soft ground last year before winning at Musselburgh and will have come on for his reappearance at Ripon last week. Basantee will relish the surface and is yet another to consider.
Sovereign Debt (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 16, 12l behind Coupe de Ville (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo aut (2) gf in Oct.
Jake's Destiny (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Raced wide close up, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd well inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Storming Bernard (9-6) at Lingfield 7f Conditions Stakes (2yo) (3) pol in Nov.
Asifa (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) Made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, edged right, ran on well, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Not Bad For A Boy (9-1) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Falcon In Flight 10-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway halfway, soon tracking leaders, led on bit over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, impressive, won at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gd beating Debating Society (8-12) by 7l, 13 ran.
Zakreet 12-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, never involved, 10th of 12, 17l behind Hajras (8-8) at Ripon 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Bank On Me 14-1 (9-5) Held up in touch on inside, headway 2f out, challenged and every chance 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Kid Suitor (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Nemushka 4-1 (8-1) Slowly into stride and awkward early, in rear, headway 2f out, chased winner just over 1f out, kept on, always being held, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Pimpernel (9-7) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Quick Bite (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on, 5th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Strictly Silver (8-7) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
Three Bards (IRE) 5-6fav (8-8) Made all, ridden clear when hung left over 1f out, eased near finish, won at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb beating Za'lan (8-8) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Choisan (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Raced wide in mid-division, effort on outside over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 9th of 12, 15l behind Hajras (8-8) at Ripon 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Nameitwhatyoulike 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Wolf Spirit (8-9) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Basantee 33-1 (8-10) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 14l behind Shamaal Nibras (9-0) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Farang Kondiew Evensfav (8-11) Dwelt and hampered start, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Sep beating Mistress Of Rome (8-7) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Adili (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Soon outpaced and behind, never on terms after, 5th of 7, 11l behind Untold Melody (8-9) at Southwell 6f mdn auc stks (6) fbs.