ROSE RANSOM left her previous form behind when scoring by 10 lengths over 1m3f here on her second start for Mark Johnston. She's hard to get away from under a 6lb penalty and gets the nod. Masaadr should improve for today's longer trip and is less exposed than the rest of the opposition including Crystal Peaks, who has looked in the handicapper's grip since scoring at Wolverhampton in November but is still preferred to Rosie Future and Silk Scarf.
Rose Ransom 14-1 (9-4) In touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan beating Hidden Link (9-5) by 10l, 7 ran.
Masaadr 9-1 (9-5) Mid-division on inside, chased leaders over 2f out, driven and effort over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Naru (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Crystal Peaks 4-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Taxiformissbyron (8-9) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Rosie Future (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Prominent, led 9f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Great Ormond (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Silk Scarf 20-1 (8-7) Slowly away in touch in rear, ridden 3f out, effort over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Mick Dundee (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Jan.