It would be no surprise if No Truth can improve on a couple of modest efforts at Newmarket at the end of last season but STORY WRITER looks the safest option. Bill Knight's charge only beaten a head over track and trip by the well-backed Akdam last time and can get off the mark in this company. Always Gentle is related to the useful Allied Powers and worth a second glance on her debut but Rock Of Ages and Une Des Bieffes make their debuts on the Flat after four starts apiece without success in bumpers.
Rock of Ages 33-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Dakar Run (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Story Writer 5-2fav (9-12) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 9, hd behind Akdam (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
Une Des Bieffes (FR) 25-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, not fluent, headway after 3 out, went 4th before next, no impression, one pace, 4th of 6, 12l behind Oscar Amy (10-10) at Wincanton 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Always Gentle (IRE) Redback filly out of Always Friendly.
No Truth (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Slowly away towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 9l behind Oilinda (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) sft in Nov.