QUEEN OF DENMARK had little trouble opening her account at the first time of asking when beating a well backed favourite over 1m3f at Kempton. She's worth sticking with on her handicap debut. Follow The Flag is not easily overlooked as he had Mazij behind when winning at Southwell in December and has ran well since, while Brouhaha had gone close here before a disappointing effort last time. Countless Comet and Royal Opera have been in good form over timber and have claims back on the Flat.
Follow The Flag (IRE) 11-1 (10-0) Towards rear, ridden 4f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 10, 7l behind Nezhenka (9-11) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Brouhaha 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind William Haigh (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
City Ground (USA) 11-4 (9-4) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, swished tail entering final furlong, driven out, won at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep '10 beating Monte Cavallo (9-10) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Countess Comet (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, led near finish, won at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct beating Flying Power (9-2) by nk, 15 ran.
Queen Of Denmark (USA) 7-2 (9-6) Close 5th, steady headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, pushed along and stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan beating Hawawi (9-11) by 2l, 7 ran.
Mazij 7-2fav (9-0) Chased leading pair until led over 3f out, ridden clear over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Admirable Duque (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Jan.
Royal Opera 15-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, raced keenly, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 7l behind Singzak (8-9) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct.