Mata Hari Blue arrives on the back of a win at Southwell but her poor strike rate suggests she may struggle to follow up under a penalty, while Young Simon has failed to reproduce the form of his win here in January off a higher mark. Jonny Ebeneezer had to be dropped into a lower grade to get his head back in front last time and CHANTILLY JEWEL is preferred. Despite the narrow winning margin of her latest victory over C&D, Robert Cowell's mare always looked the likely winner once she took the lead and has every chance of landing her hat-trick in this company.
Loyal Royal (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Always in rear, detatched over 2f out, eased, last of 10, well behind Patavium Prince (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Do More Business (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Always in rear, 10th of 12, 7l behind Dancing Welcome (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Bennelong 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 14, 34l behind Know No Fear (8-8) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Oct.
Durgan 3-1fav (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, unable to quicken and no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Co Dependent (9-3) at Kempton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Lord of The Reins (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Behind, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 8, 6l behind Sharp Shoes (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol.
Little Perisher 20-1 (8-6) Outpaced in rear, ridden on inside 2f out, no headway, 7th of 10, 13l behind Pelmanism (8-10) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Mata Hari Blue 11-4fav (9-2) Pressed leader until led over 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Dickie Le Davoir (8-9) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Young Simon 11-4fav (9-5) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 7l behind Welcome Approach (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Wellington Fair 40-1 (9-6) Led until halfway, remained prominent, edged left over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, last of 11, 21l behind Mango Music (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Boldinor 12-1 (9-0) Unseated rider soon after start, in a race won by Bermondsey Bob (9-4) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep, 9 ran.
Chantilly Jewel (USA) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leader and keen, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb beating Royal Acclamation (8-10) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Jonny Ebeneezer 3-1fav (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and headway over 1f out on inner, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan beating Jessica Wigmo (8-9) by hd, 8 ran.