ISLAND SUNSET is difficult to oppose from what we have seen so far and is taken to maintain her 100 per cent record at the main expense of Officer In Command and Confidentiality. The selection has been well placed by Willie Muir to win her maiden, plus two fillies' handicaps. She goes on the Polytrack, though she is untried here, and her running style suggests that this extra two furlongs will be in her favour, despite pedigree suggesting that her stamina will be questionable. Given her progressive profile we would like to be with her once again today. Officer In Command was a course and distance scorer last month and went close from a 4lb lower mark than today's next time out. We expect him to get competitive once again, but he is probably going to have to improve a bit to win. Confidentiality has a couple of course and distance successes on his CV, one of which was last year from just 1lb lower than today's mark. However, recent efforts suggest that he will just come up short once again this time, so we'll stick with Island Sunset.
Negotiation (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) In touch, tracking leaders when hampered over 2f out, soon switched left, then right, weakened over 1f out, eased, 10th of 13, 11l behind Kaolak (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Island Sunset (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Tracked leading pair, challenged 2f out, led over 1f out, pressed throughout final furlong, held on, won at Kempton 1m fll hcp (4) pol in Feb beating Moojeh (9-2) by shd, 8 ran.
Confidentiality (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind December Draw (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) std.
Officer In Command (USA) 4-1 (8-11) Set steady pace, ridden and quickened 2f out, hung left over 1 f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind December Draw (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Trafalgar Square 12-1 (8-9) Slowy into stride, in rear effort entering final 2f, no impression final furlong, 6th of 8, 5l behind Gallantry (8-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Herschel (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Dwelt in rear, never on terms, 8th of 12, 6l behind Gaily Noble (8-10) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Feb.