Polish Crown got off the mark in a Wolverhampton maiden on her reappearance and is a leading contender back in handicap company. She makes more appeal than Modern Lady, who usually finds at least one too good and is getting no respite from the handicapper as a consequence. Eastern Dragon made a decent reappearance when stepped up to a mile at Wolverhampton and is not certain to appreciate the return to sprinting and a chance is taken on SECRET OF SUCCESS. She made a winning debut at Lingfield in February and Rae Guest's filly won't have to improve much on that to follow-up.
Polish Crown 3-1 (8-12) With leader, led over 2f out, ridden 1f out, held on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f mdn fll (5) pol in Mar beating Sixties Queen (8-7) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Modern Lady 15-2 (8-6) Led until over 1f out, soon rallied, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 4, 1l behind Bold Prediction (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Eastern Dragon (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Bain's Pass (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Secret of Success 5-1 (8-6) Raced keenly, made all, pressed from 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on gamely throughout final furlong and just held on all out, won at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Desert Donkey (8-4) by shd, 8 ran.