ALUTIQ kept good company last year and a fifth in the Lowther at York is the best piece of form on offer. Favoured by today's weights, she may well be up to making a winning return. Golden Amber ended last year with a win at Navan and has since joined Dean Ivory. She has claims along with Scruffy Tramp, a decent sixth in a Class 2 sprint at Wolverhampton last month. Captain Myles has more scope than dual 5f winner Oriental Relation while Ticking Katie drops back in trip for her return to action after placed efforts in handicaps over 7f.
Captain Myles (IRE) 10-11fav (8-11) Always prominent, led over 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong, readily, won at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol beating Ain't No Surprise (8-6) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Oriental Relation (IRE) 11-8fav (9-7) Chased leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Southwell 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) fbs in Dec beating Pushkin Museum (9-10) by 2l, 4 ran.
Scruffy Tramp (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Last pair, headway on inside 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Steventon Star (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp (2) pol in Dec.
Alutiq (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, last of 7, 7l behind Vorda (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep.
Golden Amber (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) Soon prominent in stand's side group, still travelling strongly and led over 1f out, pushed out to assert inside final furlong, easily, won at Navan 6f 2yo mdn sft in Oct beating Iveagh Gardens (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.
Ticking Katie (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Led early, prominent, ridden over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, 3rd and held when short of room near finish, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Autumn Lily (9-7) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) gf in Sep.