Despite conceding weight all round, it's difficult to look beyond MISS OVERDRIVE in this opener. Andy Turnell's mare has had eight runs since scoring over 2m5f at Ludlow last October but she's been keeping very decent company and her latest second at Ascot is head and shoulders above anything achieved by her rivals. Recent Taunton second Be Kind and Little Fee, third over 2m4f here on her latest start, should contest the minor placings.
Miss Overdrive 5-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, led narrowly 4th, not fluent 7th, driven and headed approaching 2 out, rallied under pressure to challenge again last, every chance and upsides flat, held close home, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Puzzlemaster (10-4) at Ascot 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd.
Be Kind 20-1 (10-4) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, mistake 3 out, challenged and every chance next, ridden and kept on flat, always held, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Vertige Dore (11-6) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) fm.
Little Fee 50-1 (10-7) Held up in rear and pulled hard, blundered 5th, headway from 2 out, left 3rd last, one pace, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Spanish Treasure (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd.
My Legal Lady 12-1 (10-10) Held up in last trio, some headway over 6f out, weakened 5f out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Saint Luke (11-13) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Poetic Beat 25-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, mistake 4th, not fluent next, soon lost place, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Rith Bob (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.