Another half decent three-year-old handicap now and the three that interest are Gordon Flash, Boston Blue and TROVARE. Gordon Flash has decent form but Boston Blue and Trovare could well be handicap good things especially the latter. The selection ran in some very good maidens last year without ever threatening. His last start was a big step in the right direction though over an inadequate trip. The son of Smart Strike cost connections $195,000 dollars but obviously hasn't lived up to that reputation. He always looked the type to make a better three-year-old and now sent handicapping off a lenient mark is of real interest. As long as the ground stays quick he should run his race, the faster the better in fact. Boston Blue has a similar profile to that of the selection and with the stable still in cracking form must be monitored. Gordon Flash has some decent form for the grade but looks very vulnerable to an improver. Trovare gets the nod in the hope he has progressed well over the winter.
Gordon Flash 12-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon hard driven, strongly challenged entering final furlong, headed close home, no extra, 3rd of 11, shd behind Love Action (9-0) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Boston Blue 40-1 (9-3) Always in rear, 12th of 16, 15l behind Sunny Game (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Beat Route 16-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on to lead post, won at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Mar beating Thundering Home (9-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Until The Man (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Led after 1f, under pressure when hung left over 1f out, soon headed, no extra, 5th of 14, 7l behind Right Rave (9-0) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Trovare (USA) 100-1 (9-0) Raced far side, tracked winner until 2f out, 10th of 18, 8l behind Quick Wit (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn stks (4) gd in Oct.
Halyard (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Led until over 2f out, soon under pressure, weakened final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Love Action (9-0) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Apache Kid (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear and keen, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 11l behind Signor Verdi (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Orsett Lad (USA) 50-1 (8-7) In rear, never a factor, 6th of 11, 18l behind Bebopalula (9-4) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.