The Johnston yard have won two of the three previous renewals so a much improved showing from Corn Snow would come as no surprise on his first start since August. But a chance is taken that INDIA'S SONG takes to the surface as her latest third at Lingfield is the best form on offer and she's preferred to Helmsley Flyer, a modest fourth on his recent debut at Wolverhampton. Una Bella Cosa is the most exposed and hard to fancy while the debutant Zaitsev makes little appeal on breeding.
Corn Snow (USA) 5-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, behind and eased final furlong, last of 5, 19l behind Rising Legend (9-3) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Helmsley Flyer (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 4th of 9, 7l behind Two No Bids (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Zaitsev (IRE) Refuse To Bend gelding out of Zuniga's Date.
India's Song 5-4fav (9-0) Led, brought wide and ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Gambolling Den (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Una Bella Cosa 25-1 (8-4) Keen led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 4l behind Blazeofenchantment (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.