RANGI has returned a losing favourite on his last three starts but won't get many easier opportunities than this to open his account. A runner-up on his latest couple of outings at Kempton, today's opposition will need plenty of improvement to better John Gosden's colt. Tanawar was beaten a long way in fifth at Doncaster on his debut and Rectory Lane finished last on her racecourse debut. Lady Lunchalot has shown a bit more with a couple of placed efforts over C&D and looks the main threat.
Rangi 6-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders on inside, challenged 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, well held inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Ajman Bridge (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Tanawar (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 15, 13l behind Mar Mar (8-12) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Nov.
Lady Lunchalot (USA) 6-1 (8-12) Dwelt, in touch, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on under pressure closing stages, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Consign (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Rectory Lane 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders on outside, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 12l behind Khobaraa (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.