Sleipnir made a promising start when runner-up at Kempton and normal progress should see him involved. But TREASURE CAY is given another chance after finishing fourth in a maiden race on the all-weather at Deauville last month having made the frame over track and trip before that with a subsequent winner behind. Walk With An Angel has some catching up to do but the newcomers Passing Star and Born In Bombay are both related to winners and worth noting in the betting.
Born In Bombay Shamardal colt out of Pearl Dance.
Passing Star Royal Applause colt out of Passing Hour.
Sleipnir 4-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, closed over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Pactolus (8-10) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Treasure Cay (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) 4th of 13, 4l behind Got Fly (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 7f 3yo hcp fbs in Jan.
Bertie Baby 100-1 (8-7) Slightly hampered start, towards rear, never dangerous, last of 7, 27l behind Tea In Transvaal (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo stks (5) hvy in Oct.
Bikini Club Pastoral Pursuits filly out of Black Sea Pearl.
Walk With An Angel 8-1 (9-0) Half reared start, pulled hard and soon chasing leaders, led over 4f out, headed 2f out, chased leader until over 1f out, ridden and weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Alzanti (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.