MIDNIGHT TRADER looks to have a good chance of opening his account. He just failed to catch Grandmas Dream when dropped back to this trip at Lingfield last month and Paul D'Arcy's charge can go one better in this company. Sparking has been placed in handicaps here recently and she makes more appeal on that form than either Francis Albert or Gorgeous Goblin, while Stoneacre Joe Joe has yet to show any worthwhile form. Kaminski Kabs is probably best watched on her debut.
Francis Albert 16-1 (8-3) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure on outside from over 1f out, never reached leaders, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Flying Applause (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Gorgeous Goblin (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, behind, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on under pressure to chase leaders inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Sharp Shoes (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol.
Sparking 11-2 (9-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra when not much room towards finish, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Straboe (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Midnight Trader (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) In rear, wide into straight 2f out, ridden and headway inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Grandmas Dream (8-13) at Lingfield 5f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Stoneacre Joe Joe 100-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 10l behind Lois Lane (8-8) at Lingfield 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Kaminski Kabs Pastoral Pursuits filly out of Demi Tasse.