Just four to head to post for the opener and FLOATING ALONG looks to have been found a suitable opportunity by William Haggas to add to her tally. The daughter of Oasis Dream had to wait until her fourth race to break her maiden but she'd come up against some decent opposition previously, and those that availed themselves of the short odds about her at Newbury were never given any moments of concern. Unknown Villain appears to be the potential fly in the ointment as Tom Dascombe's charge takes a drop in class having campaigned in handicaps at York and Sandown. Exzachary is very much an unknown on this surface whilst Mishaal, who was fourth to Baltic Knight in a maiden at Kempton last year, is probably best watched on a first start for Michael Herrington.
Exzachary 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, chased winner from 2f out, kept on and alway held, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Order Of Service (9-4) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Floating Along (IRE) 4-6fav (9-0) Made all, shaken up and clear final furlong, unchallenged, won at Newbury 6f 3yo mdn (5) gf beating Hi Filwah (9-5) by 3l, 8 ran.
Mishaal (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) In touch in 5th, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Hipster (9-2) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Unknown Villain (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Raced wide in touch, ridden and headway over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 14, 15l behind Secret Art (8-8) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.