CRITERIA did well enough in her first campaign and made a fair reappearance when tackling this trip at Newbury. She cost over 500,000gns as a yearling and can start paying some of it back. Classic Devotion looked a bit one-paced at Lingfield but should have come on for the run while Vent De Force has a pedigree more suitable to her second season. Nusantara is by New Approach out of a middle distance winner so she should be suited by the trip, as should Smiling Stranger from a yard still going well.
Sawwala 40-1 (9-7) Last pair, pushed along in moderate 4th inside final 3f, soon ridden and no impression in 5th 2f out, 5th of 6, 11l behind Officer Drivel (8-6) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
Abyaat (IRE) 5-1 (8-7) Stated slowly, held up, pushed along halfway, never on terms, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 14l behind Vastly (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Classic Devotion (USA) 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, ridden to chase winner 2f out, kept on same pace and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Shama (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Inca Drum (USA) 20-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ran green and soon pushed along in rear, never a factor, 9th of 10, 35l behind Hymenaios (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Mar.
Oakbank (USA) 66-1 (8-12) Dwelt soon behind, struggling from 7f out, detached, last of 8, well behind Morning Watch (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Smiling Stranger (IRE) Nayef colt out of Carraigoona.
Vent De Force 12-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders 2f, in touch, pushed along 3f out, stayed on to go 3rd final furlong, not troubled leaders, 3rd of 11, 11l behind Laugharne (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 1f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Criteria (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Mid-division, headway 4f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Inchila (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gs.
Malory Towers 33-1 (8-3) Took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along and weakened over 3f out, 8th of 12, 15l behind Arod (8-8) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd.
Nusantara New Approach filly out of Pentatonic.