Blanc De Chine finally gained some reward from a string of solid runs in maiden company when successful at Wolverhampton in December. Her close second to Ballesteros in a Windsor nursery in October suggests she's still well treated though Peter Makin's grey lacks a recent run. HEY FIDDLE FIDDLE has twice gone close over 6f since scoring over the minimum at Wolverhampton on Boxing Day. She's a pacy filly so this sharp track should suit and Charles Hills' charge looks the one to beat. Ring For Baileys didn't enjoy the soft ground at Nottingham last time and could be worth another chance. He's less exposed than Bookiesindexboy but Christopher Chua and Hannibal Hayes have a bit to prove now. Welease Bwian could go close if replicating his latest second at Bath however.
Bookiesindexdotnet 11-2 (8-8) Made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on well, won at Kempton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar beating Lesotho (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Blanc De Chine (IRE) 2-9fav (9-0) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (6) pol in Dec beating Like The Night (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
Le King Beau (USA) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders over 4f, 6th of 10, 9l behind Ivor's Princess (8-9) at Salisbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Christopher Chua (IRE) 18-1 (9-6) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, held when hampered entering final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Love Tale (9-1) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Hey Fiddle Fiddle (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Dwelt, towards rear, headway on outside under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Russian Bullet (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Ring For Baileys 11-2 (8-11) Prominent, ridden 2f out, effort entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 9l behind Heartsong (8-9) at Nottingham 5f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Hannibal Hayes (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 18, 16l behind Shahzan (9-12) at Doncaster 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs.
Welease Bwian (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, chased leaders on outside, effort on outside 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Cats Eyes (9-5) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.