NOM DE LA ROSA is less exposed and potentially better than her rivals and the Oratorio filly is nominated ahead of Magic Spirit and Ant Music. Gary Moore's filly has only had four career starts and she has shaped with some promise. Her run at Ascot when last seen was disappointing but she is now dropped in class and this nicely-bred filly can gain her first career success. A visor is tried on Patachou for the first time, however a bigger threat may come from the Stan Moore yard. He has two likely chances in Magic Spirit and Ant Music. The former is a consistent daughter of Kirkwall, whilst the latter ran well here last time out and he looks capable of featuring despite having to give weight to all of his rivals. Clayton Flick is consistent and should run well if taking to first-time cheekpieces, Better Be Blue comes here in good form, whilst Fair Nella is of interest now dropping in grade and with Eddie Ahern taking over in the saddle. Not an easy puzzle to solve, but the nod goes to Nom De La Rosa.
Ant Music (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Raced keenly tracked winner, ridden 2f out, no impression and lost 2 places inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 1 3/4l behind Kirsty's Boy (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Feb.
Clayton Flick (IRE) 11-1 (8-8) Very slowly away, joined the field after 2f in rear, ridden and kept on final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Yorksters Prince (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Feb.
Better Be Blue (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Steadied start, held up, in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Tuscan King (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Feb.
Expensive Legacy 8-1 (8-7) Bumped start, behind, pushed along 3f out, struggling soon after, 8th of 9, 14l behind Vittachi (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Feb.
Fair Nella 10-1 (8-1) Pulled hard, mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, never got on terms, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind Chink Of Light (8-5) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Magic Spirit 7-1 (8-2) Soon tracked leader, ridden to lead 2f out, 2 lengths advantage 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Yorksters Prince (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Feb.
Nom De La Rosa (IRE) 33-1 (7-10) Took keen hold, close up until driven over 2f out and soon weakened, 8th of 10, 10l behind Pleasant Day (9-2) at Ascot 7f 2yo hcp (3) gf in Sep.
Patachou 4-1 (8-8) In rear, pushed along 5f out, never a factor, 5th of 6, 5l behind Step To It (8-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.