HAJRAS won't have to be anything special to land this at the first time of asking. He's a half-brother to 2009 Middle Park and Mill Reef hero Awzaan and Mark Johnston boasts an impressive strike rate with his three-year-olds at this track since the turn of the year. Fellow newcomer Torero is another to note in this company, but Auntie Joy and King's Wharf look pretty exposed on the modest form they've shown so far. Lord Paget has shown some promise in a couple of starts here and could be the one to take advantage if the debutants disappoint.
Bridgehampton 33-1 (9-3) Slowly away, in rear, reminders halfway, never dangerous, 12th of 15, 17l behind Perennial (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2yo mdn (3) gd in Sep.
Glennten 50-1 (8-4) Outpaced, always behind, 8th of 10, 18l behind Warfare (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Green Mitas (ITY) 14-1 (8-2) Slowly away behind, never on terms, 5th of 7, 16l behind Bint Alzain (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Feb.
Hajras (IRE) Dubai Destination colt out of Nufoos.
King's Wharf (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened towards finish, 5th of 8, 6l behind Sheila's Buddy (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Lord Paget 4-1 (8-4) Soon off the pace towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, squeezed through over 1f out, hampered 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Warfare (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Torero Hernando gelding out of After You.
Windygoul Lad 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 17l behind Mon Ami Jolie (9-10) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Auntie Joy 12-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 7, 5l behind Rockgoat (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.