Lexi's Boy is a useful novice and had more in hand than the official margin suggests when following up his Ascot defeat of Creekside at Ayr last week. Sonoran Sands is improving and also chasing a hat-trick while Sadler's Risk has been contesting the top juvenile races and is likely to make a bold bid to defy top weight. French imports Tom Du Lys and Ulck Du Lin also warrant a second look, but Red Inca was disappointing when favourite at Fakenham last time and will struggle to overturn that form with CRAFTY ROBERTO. Noel Quinlan's charge found only the older Conquisto too good at the Norfolk track and the winner went on to run well in a valuable handicap at Aintree. An earlier surprise win at Newbury came on soft ground and he's potentially well treated here.
Sadler's Risk (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, driven approaching 3 out, kept on same pace, soon no impression, went moderate 3rd flat, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 11, 22l behind Grumeti (11-0) at Aintree 2m 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gs.
Lexi's Boy (IRE) 10-11fav (11-8) Made all, ridden before and hit last, soon pressed and hard ridden, kept on gamely towards finish, driven out, won at Ayr 2m 4yo hdl (3) gd beating Otto The Great (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Tom Du Lys (FR) 8-1 (10-10) 2nd of 7, 1l behind Ucello Conti (11-2) at Angers(FR) 2m 1f 4yo hdl sft in Feb.
Creekside 5-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, pushed along after 5th, headway from 3 out, went 2nd soon after last, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Lexi's Boy (10-11) at Ascot 2m 4yo hcp hdl (2) gd.
Kapga De Cerisy (FR) 25-1 (11-6) Mid-division on outside, headway 4 out, ridden and struggling before 2 out, 11th of 24, 16l behind Une Artiste (10-8) at Cheltenham 2m 4yo nov hcp hdl Grd 3 (1) gd in Mar.
Ulck Du Lin (FR) 2-1fav (11-2) Chased winner throughout, ridden after 2 out, stayed on same pace from last, 2nd of 15, 2 3/4l behind Top Wood (10-13) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Red Inca 7-4fav (11-5) Mid-division, headway to press leaders when hit 4 out, ridden next, weakened and hit last, 5th of 11, 16l behind Conquisto (11-2) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.
Sonoran Sands (IRE) 5-6fav (10-13) Chased clear leader, headway when mistake 3 out, driven to lead before next, soon clear, easily, won at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Mar beating Chance Encounter (11-0) by 27l, 7 ran.
Songsmith 20-1 (11-0) Held up, hit 6th, headway after 7th, challenged 3 out, not fluent 2 out, led approaching last, pushed clear flat, won at Newbury 2m 3f hcp ch 0-130 (3) gd in Mar beating Kambis (10-8) by 9l, 8 ran.
Malanos (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Led until 3rd, led 6th, headed after next, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 8, 41l behind Songsmith (11-0) at Newbury 2m 3f hcp ch 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
One Lucky Lady 6-5fav (11-8) Tracked leaders, ridden after 7th, outpaced before next, stayed on approaching last, went 3rd flat, no impression, 3rd of 8, 14l behind Songsmith (11-0) at Newbury 2m 3f hcp ch 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
Crafty Roberto 9-1 (10-5) In rear, headway 3 out, ridden next, chased winner approaching last, no impression flat, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Conquisto (11-2) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.
Beyeh (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, hampered approaching 4th, lost place next, behind from 3 out, 8th of 11, 40l behind Grumeti (11-0) at Aintree 2m 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gs.
Kambis 20-1 (10-8) Held up, headway on inside after 7th, led after 3 out, not fluent next, headed approaching last, no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Songsmith (11-0) at Newbury 2m 3f hcp ch 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.