DUKE COSIMO looks to have leading claims in this company on his handicap debut. He landed a maiden at Pontefract by three lengths last month and is preferred to Saga Lout and Smokethatthunders as the latter pair were both well beaten in handicaps last time. Kodatish is more exposed though posted a better effort at Lingfield in December, but Time For Lambrini will need to improve on last year's efforts if she's to figure. Clearing and Baron Run are others handicapping for the first time and may finish closer as a consequence.
El Mirage (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Raced wide in mid-division, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 10l behind Milly's Gift (9-6) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Blazing Knight (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) In touch, headway over 1f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 5l behind Indian Affair (9-2) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Duke Cosimo 1-5fav (9-5) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, comfortable, won at Pontefract 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May beating Timeless Appeal (9-0) by 3l, 6 ran.
Saga Lout 16-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, outpaced in last pair, never involved, 8th of 10, 8l behind Hoofalong (8-13) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Time For Lambrini (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Dream Ally (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Smokethatthunders (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 5th of 10, 5l behind Equity Risk (9-0) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Baron Run 14-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, pulled hard, lost place over 2f out, well held over 1f out, 5th of 8, 8l behind Pearl Bridge (9-5) at York 6f 3yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Kodatish (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Pulled hard tracked winner 5f out, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Ovett (9-2) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Clearing 10-1 (8-11) Led, edged left and raced alone on far side rail over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final 2f, weakened and eased inside final furlong, last of 6, 10l behind Khelman (9-1) at Yarmouth 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Apr.