Spring Tonic has the best form in the book with a close-up second at Kempton last month. The downside is that he's more exposed than the likes of Jolaine and Erodium, with both of the latter pair expected to improve for today's longer trip. Tom Queally's booking for Rubbamaa takes the eye and Be Excellent is related to three winners but a speculative vote goes to fellow newcomer YEAGER. Jeremy Noseda has been relatively quiet on the all-weather this year but maintained an excellent strike rate at this track with his three-year-olds winning four times from seven outings. The Medaglia d'Oro colt may well be good enough on his debut with William Buick doing the steering.
Just River 25-1 (9-3) Outpaced in rear, weakened halfway, 6th of 7, 16l behind The Mongoose (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Spring Tonic 4-1 (10-0) In touch, dropped to mid-division 5f out, driven and headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Debdebdeb (8-4) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Bit Windy 40-1 (9-3) Led, headed 8f out, lost place over 2f out, no impression after, 5th of 9, 12l behind Akdam (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Jolaine 9-2 (9-8) In touch, soon pushed along, stayed on under a hand ride to go 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Great Demeanor (8-10) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Rubbamaa Singspiel filly out of Lady Hen.
Erodium 3-1 (9-0) Dwelt tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Bapak Sayang (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Yeager (USA) Medaglia D'oro colt out of Lucky Flyer.
Be Excellent Oratorio filly out of Saphila.