A poor handicap here and where few make any appeal it's to THIN RED LINE we turn, ahead of Kimberley Downs and course and distance winner High Cross. The selection was a winner at Lingfield last time over a mile and is progressing well in this sphere. The three-year-old seems to have preference for longer trips and now he has qualified for a handicap mark he looks capable of further success. Three-year-old Kimberley Downs had shown ability on his debut and turned in an improved effort here last time to notch his first course win. The colt should have no problems with the longer trip here, is in good hands and is the type to progress further. High Cross was a course and distance winner back in early March but struggled last time out after being put up 7lb. She looks best treated here though and can do well in modest company. The market will probably hold the clues to the rest as good recent form is in short supply, our selection though is Thin Red Line.
Thin Red Line (IRE) 2-1 (9-5) Made all, led, set steady pace, quickened 2f out, ran on well final furlong, always holding runner-up, pushed out, won at Lingfield 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec beating Clerk's Choice (9-0) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Kimberley Downs (USA) 9-1 (9-3) Led early, always prominent, led inside final furlong, ran on, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Miss Beat (8-12) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
The Dial House 3-1 (9-6) Close up, ridden and every chance well over 1f out , one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Swingfire (7-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.
River Captain (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Never a factor, 22nd of 29, 21l behind Pasar Silbano (8-12) at Curragh 6f 2yo stk gd in Sep.
Blazing Buck 33-1 (8-9) Always rear division, 15th of 18, 13l behind Henderson Park (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2yo hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Supernoverre (IRE) 10-3 (9-1) Held up, headway under pressure 3f out, driven to lead over 1f out, kept on, won at Catterick 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Dispol Diva (8-4) by nk, 8 ran.
High Cross (IRE) 7-2fav (8-11) In touch, ridden over 1f out, effort inside final furlong, unbale to quicken towards finish, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Badge Of Honour (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.