Baileys Agincourt ran on well to take second over a mile at Southwell last week and it would be no surprise to see him open his account here. Better is also expected from the unexposed pair Cecile De Volanges and Fleeting Storm, but the more experienced Tagansky will need to improve stepping up in distance. MOONLIGHT RHAPSODY went wrong on her debut over 7f at Chester last September and was pulled up. However, Barry Hills filly cost 50,000 guineas, is a half-sister to three winners including Group 2 winner Fantastic Love and is taken to repay connections' patience on her reappearance.
Forest Josr Algarhoud gelding out of Severance.
Roe Valley (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Took keen hold early, always behind, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Tour D'argent (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (6) sft in Jan.
Baileys Agincourt 5-2 (8-6) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders on inner, ridden over 2f out, soon switched right, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Ya Hafed (8-6) at Southwell 1m mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Jan.
Fifth Estate Needwood Blade gelding out of Passata.
Tagansky 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, headed just inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Western Prize (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Cecile De Volanges 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, hard driven over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 13l behind Rasheed (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Fleeting Storm 40-1 (8-12) Behind, pushed along halfway, never a factor, 7th of 10, 15l behind Hurricane Higgins (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Moonlight Rhapsody (IRE) 17-2 (9-0) Started very slowly, raced green in rear, detatched after 5f, soon beaten and pulled up, in a race won by Humdrum (9-0) at Chester 7f 2yo fll mdn (3) gs in Sep, 6 ran.