Plenty with claims in this and a chance is taken on SHE AIN'T A SAINT. She failed to build on a couple of Polytrack victories last year, but showed signs of a resurgence when third over a mile here last time and is now 5lb lower than when scoring at Lingfield last March. Satwa Laird beat Russian Ice here last month and should also get the better of Tiradito on that form, while Lastkingofscotland can never be written off at this level. Ducal hasn't raced since December but is good enough if at his best on his return.
Russian Ice 11-4 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear, went 3rd over 3f out, ridden entering final furlong, soon chased winner, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Satwa Laird (8-10) at Kempton 7f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Ducal 15-8fav (9-7) Mid-division, headway on outside over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Tamareen (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Catherines Call (IRE) 15-8 (9-3) Chased leading pair, closed to 2nd 1f out, ridden to slight lead inside final furlong, ran on, caught post, 2nd of 4, ns behind Cyflymder (9-8) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol in Feb.
Tiradito (USA) 11-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace closing stages, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Push Me (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Led at steady pace, joined 2f out, soon headed, ridden and no impression over 1f out, weakened to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Garstang (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Satwa Laird 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 4l behind Push Me (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
She Ain't A Saint 16-1 (8-10) Chased leader, ridden to challenge 2f out, driven edged left and lost 2nd over 1f out, rallied to 2nd again inside final furlong, no impression when no extra in 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind George Guru (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Amazon Twilight 8-1 (9-1) Raced stand side, held up in rear, weakened over 2f out, eased final furlong, 8th of 10, 33l behind Willow Dancer (10-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Decimate 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Ziraun (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Archelao (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Held up, headway 1f out, pushed along final furlong, not reach leaders, 8th of 12, 8l behind Casual Mover (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Hoover 9-2 (9-1) Pulled hard, held up in touch, effort well over 1f out, kept on under pressure, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Gorgeous Goblin (8-7) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Perfect Ch'i (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 11l behind Fedora (8-9) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Hip Hip Hooray 8-1 (9-0) Dwelt in rear, headway on outer over 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, not pace to challenge, 5th of 8, 2l behind Aquarian Spirit (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Dickie Le Davoir 16-1 (9-2) Outpaced towards rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, soon chasing leades, kept on same pace closing stages, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Beachwood Bay (8-9) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb.