Officer Drivel gave the impression today's longer trip would suit when placed over 1m2f on his last couple of starts. But the less exposed TRAFALGAR ROCK is likely to prove a warm order in this after finding only Puzzle Time too good over course and distance last time. He gets the vote to open his account. The newcomer Amourita is a half-sister to five winners, though Bergan is related to winners in France and Germany and may prove best of the debutants.
Dubai Kiss 16-1 (10-12) Keen early, held up towards rear, ridden 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Spirit Of Shankly (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Sawwala Sakhee filly out of Jawwala.
Bergan (GER) Halling colt out of Baltic Gift.
Officer Drivel (IRE) 4-1 (8-1) Awkward start, held up in last, ridden into 4th over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, unable to challenge, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Swivel (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Trafalgar Rock 6-1 (8-5) Held up in touch, outpaced over 3f out, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Puzzle Time (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Amourita (IRE) Azamour filly out of Akarita.