BELLA NOIR finished second to Pendragon in a seller at this track last time but the latter is rated much higher than any of today's opposition and Elaine Burke's mare can make the most of what looks a good opportunity. She's preferred to recent classified stakes winner Another For Joe, though three-time Polytrack winner Resuscitator can race off a lower mark back on this surface and may figure. Peter Anders ran well at Doncaster last time having won at Southwell before that and is another to consider off only a 1lb higher mark today.
Kalk Bay (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Behind, effort on inner over 2f out, soon no impression, 9th of 10, 9l behind Oratory (8-13) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Another For Joe 10-1 (9-7) Made all, ridden 2f out, ran on gamely, won at Hamilton 1m 1f Stakes (0-70) (3-4yo) (5) gd beating Third Half (8-9) by nk, 7 ran.
Bella Noir 85-40 (8-9) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Pendragon (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 1f 4yo sell stks (6) gd.
Resuscitator (USA) 7-4fav (9-5) Led, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 12l behind Moment In The Sun (8-7) at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol in May.
Botham (USA) 10-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 8l behind Watts Up Son (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
High Resolution 22-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, some headway over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 7th of 11, 10l behind Watts Up Son (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Peter Anders 13-2 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Andalieb (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Khandaq (USA) 9-4fav (9-0) In touch, headway over 3f out, led 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Harare (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.