The eye is inevitably drawn to the booking of Richard Hughes aboard Three Peaks but Charlie Hills' colt didn't find a great deal at Thirsk and he appears one to have reservations about at present. L'IMPORTANTE realised 20,0000 euros as a yearling, and though he has proved anything but straightforward in his two previous outings, we will hope that the hood can unlock some of his very obvious potential. Abbey Village is a half-brother to the smart Wootton Bassett though Richard Fahey's inmate has struggled to live up to his sibling in two maidens so far. Mount Shamsan has a pedigree that suggests he'll cope with soft ground but he needs to be forgiven a modest run at Thirsk a fortnight ago. Plenty was anticipated of Outlawed ahead of a belated debut at Wolverhampton, so he, along with Above The Rest should be monitored closely in the market.
Haames (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 13, 10l behind Zman Awal (8-9) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Mount Shamsan 3-1 (10-0) Dwelt, in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 14, 20l behind Air Pilot (10-0) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd.
Abbey Village (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Slow into stride, mid-division, ridden 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Jacbequick (9-0) at Beverley 7f 3yo mdn (5) hvy.
Above The Rest (IRE) Excellent Art colt out of Aspasias Tizzy.
L'importante 11-4 (8-10) Unruly in stalls, towards rear, effort on outer 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Shafrah (8-10) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Malraaj 13-2 (9-5) Slowly into stride, ran green chasing leaders, effort 2f out, soon no impression, 3rd of 4, 9l behind Ticking Katie (9-0) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jul.
Meeson Fair Mix gelding out of Premiere Foulee.
Outlawed 11-4fav (9-5) Held up in in touch, headway and switched right over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, soon edged left, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Joohaina (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Three Peaks 7-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Famous Kid (9-0) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) sft.