HISTORY LESSON should be good enough to take advantage of this opportunity and can restrict Light Dubai and Gold Maha to minor honours. Richard Hannon has found a weak maiden for a colt who should turn out to be above average if he has trained on from two to three. There was promise to be gleaned from his debut behind Nasri, the horse that beat him next time went on to finish second in a Group 3 whilst the form of his last start was given a boost when the winner won his next start. His main rival should be Light Dubai who was no match for Debussy before running creditably in a decent maiden confined to her own sex. Her Oaks entries look rather optimistic but she's the obvious threat to the selection in this contest. Stablemate Gold Maha is the stable's second string but her debut wasn't totally devoid of promise and she may improve sufficiently to contest minor honours. Cluny makes some appeal on paper and should know what's required of her but she has plenty of ground to make up in order to get the better of History Lesson.
Little Roxy (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Held up, pushed along over 4f out, soon struggling, last of 9, 18l behind Dubai Storming (8-5) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
History Lesson 6-5fav (9-3) Led until over 6f out, settled 3rd, challenged on inside 2f out, soon not much room, got through to lead briefly inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Markyg (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Oct.
Mac Wolf 100-1 (9-3) Always in rear, ridden and weakened well over 2f out, 11th of 13, 17l behind Sopranist (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf.
Roman The Emperor (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Slowly away, always behind, 10th of 11, well behind Holyrood (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) gd.
Cluny 16-1 (8-12) Always in rear, 10th of 12, 16l behind December Draw (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Gold Maha 50-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 14, 8l behind Wadaat (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m fll mdn auc (5) gd.
Light Dubai (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not quite pace to challenge, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Natural Flair (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn fll (4).