NEWSTEAD ABBEY is likely to start a short price despite not having raced since October. A length defeat in a nursery at Newmarket was last year's best effort and given he's well clear of Loulou Vuitton and Eyeline on official ratings, he should be opening his account for David Barron in this. Batchworth Lady has gone close at Kempton in between a couple of more modest efforts and may prove next best as neither of the newcomers make any appeal on breeding.
Stoneacre Oskar Echo Of Light filly out of Keidas.
Eyeline 14-1 (9-7) Chased leader, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, well held when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Hazard Warning (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Green Special (ITY) Denon gelding out of Groove.
Newstead Abbey 8-1 (9-2) Raced wide prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 4l behind Delores Rocket (8-8) at Pontefract 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Batchworth Lady 4-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Sand Boy (8-12) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jan.
Loulou Vuitton 5-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along towards rear, short lived effort on inside over 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Groove On (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.