Not a particularly strong maiden and PALACEFIELD is taken to land it from Ishe Mac and Royal Defence. The drop back in trip looks a positive for the selection, who has thus far had a couple of runs over a mile at Yarmouth. Fast ground should pose no problem, although his draw could have been better, but he does look the most likely winner. Ishe Mac steps up from 6f and goes well on a sound surface. The yard has had so few runners of late that is it hard to say whether it is in form or not, but purely based on what she has achieved so far the filly merits respect. Royal Defence is a Refuse To Bend colt who made a pleasing Chester debut in September and looks very much like being able to build on that today. David Barker expected to see improvement from Cry Of Truth for her recent Catterick debut and with Paul Hanagan a good booking she too could take a much closer hand. Fanstasy Land and Steel Trade are not ruled out of making significant strides today either, but we'll side with Palacefield.
Flynn's Island (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 9th of 13, 17l behind Makaamen (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Mar.
Go Alone (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Pushed along 3f out, always towards rear, 8th of 11, 16l behind Smart Endeavour (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Palacefield (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Tracked winner, hard driven to challenge over 1f out, not pace of winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Negotiation (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Royal Defence (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, midfield, headway over 3f out, kept on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Akhenaten (9-3) at Chester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Sep.
Smitain 200-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 11l behind Doctor Parkes (9-3) at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Aug.
Steel Trade 18-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 12l behind Mister Dee Bee (9-3) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Catch Key (IRE) Key Of Luck filly out of Catch Me.
Cry Of Truth (IRE) 28-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride and behind, soon chased along, some late headway but never troubled leaders, 6th of 9, 11l behind Kersivay (9-3) at Catterick 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Elusive Style (IRE) Elusive City filly out of Brooklands Lodge.
Fantasy Land (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and always in rear, 14th of 15, 14l behind Danehill's Pearl (9-0) at Newbury 7f 3yo fll mdn (4) gs in Apr.
Golden Kiss 14-1 (8-9) Slowly away, in rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 21l behind Peter's Gift (9-0) at Musselburgh 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) sft in Nov.
Ishe Mac 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division on inner, one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 13, 11l behind Go Go Green (8-12) at Pontefract 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (5) gd in Oct.
Luckette 66-1 (8-4) Chased leaders to halfway, 12th of 13, 21l behind Chicago Cop (9-0) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in May '08.
Two Turtle Doves (IRE) Night Shift filly out of Purple Rain.