Chantrea was fancied to follow-up her maiden win over track and trip last time but came up just short. Iseemist wasn't far behind and that pair are closely matched. Sherston ran a shocker dropped back to 6f last month and Penny's Boy makes more appeal down in class with an apprentice's 5lb claim helping his cause. Nimble Kimble and Dylan's Centenary have plenty of scope for improvement but so does SAHRA AL KHADRA. He signed off last season with a victory at Warwick and Paul Hanagan's presence suggests a big run is expected on his return.
Sahra Al Khadra 5-1fav (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway near side well over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, stayed on under pressure to lead last strides, won at Warwick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct beating Finn Class (9-3) by hd, 10 ran.
Penny's Boy 33-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Passing Star (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Iseemist (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, took keen hold, lost place over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 5, 3/4l behind First Experience (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Nimble Kimble 20-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 7th of 17, 7l behind Got To Dance (8-13) at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Double Czech (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) In touch in 4th, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Rising Dawn (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Chantrea (IRE) Evensfav (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd after about 2f, challenged 2f out, led 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 5, hd behind First Experience (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Sherston 11-4 (9-0) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 4, 20l behind Desert Ranger (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo stks 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Autopilot 7-4 (8-13) Dwelt in rear, ridden and kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 4th of 7, 10l behind Black Vale (8-0) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Mar.
Dylan's Centenary 66-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden over 4f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Shafrah (8-10) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Kinloss 20-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 13l behind Souville (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Rosie Prospects 16-1 (8-7) 3rd of 5, 8l behind Jaywalker (9-2) at Lingfield 5f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.