With Robert Tart's claim included, COURAGEOUS is no less than 15lb better off with the in-form Danziger for a half-length defeat at Kempton last month. The latter has since won again but Milton Bradley's charge can turn the tables on today's revised terms. Miss Bunter landed a double here in January and an apprentice's allowance also gives her a chance but Cincinnati Kit is upped a couple of grades having scored over course and distance last time. Wicked Wench makes more appeal on her latest third here to Lucky Dan while Novabridge is another to consider.
Danziger (IRE) 5-4fav (9-6) In touch in rear, wide into straight and still plenty to do 2f out, good headway entering final furlong, ridden and soon led, won going away, won at Lingfield 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Desert Strike (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Miss Bunter 12-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden halfway, edged left over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Clubland (8-12) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Courageous (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Led, ridden over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, headed final 75 yards, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Danziger (9-0) at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Wicked Wench 10-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Lucky Dan (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Novabridge 10-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, headway to lead after 1f, ridden over 1f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Picansort (9-7) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Speightowns Kid (USA) 6-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, edged left over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Danziger (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Methaaly (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) In rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, soon every chance, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Black Cadillac (8-11) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Shawkantango 12-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Sunrise Dance (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Cincinnati Kit 4-1 (9-7) Dwelt and slow into stride, in rear, good headway approaching final furlong, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, ran on, comfortably, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb beating Majestic Timeline (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.