NEWS DESK showed she was capable of much better when stepped up to today's trip and recording a cosy win over C&D last month. John Gosden's filly is open to further progress over middle-distances and can follow-up. It was only a claimer that Priestley's Reward won at Kempton in October, but the runner-up has subsequently scored and he should figure, while King Of Wing is now 3lb lower than when winning his maiden at Folkestone back in September. King's Wharf, Arte Del Calcio and Kelpie Blitz make up a trio of handicap debutants and are all worth noting for any support in the betting.
King Of Wing (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Keen close up, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 8l behind Next Cry (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Priestley's Reward (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Held up in 5th, smooth headway on outside over 3f out, challenged inside final furlong, stayed on to lead close home, won at Kempton 1m 2f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Oct beating Snowed In (9-2) by nk, 6 ran.
King's Wharf (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Burke's Rock (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Arte Del Calcio 6-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, soon ridden and no impression, 4th of 9, 6l behind Roxelana (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
News Desk 9-2 (9-7) In touch, headway to lead 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, readily, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb beating Moment In The Sun (9-0) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Kelpie Blitz (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Raced wide in rear, ridden halfway, headway 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Koko Loca (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Sheila's Buddy 14-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 8, 16l behind Finbar (9-4) at Southwell 1m 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Santadelacruze 66-1 (8-6) In rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on steadily inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Shabora (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp (4) pol in Feb.