Fortunate Bid won for only the second time in 25 starts when scoring at Kempton last month. He was all out to record a narrow margin victory and will do well to follow up off a higher mark. EXCEEDINGLY GOOD is not exactly a prolific winner either, but she won with a bit to spare when beating Meydan Style at Southwell last time and gets a tentative vote on her Polytrack debut. Charles Darwin went close on his penultimate start and could figure on that form, while Libertino and Katmai River are others to consider in a wide open race.
Fortunate Bid (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) In touch, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead final strides, won at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb beating Royal Acclamation (8-10) by nk, 10 ran.
Charles Darwin (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 7l behind Ymir (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Exceedingly Good (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Dwelt, led after 1f, hard driven when rider lost whip over 1f out, soon hung right, ran on strongly, eased close home, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs beating Meydan Style (8-10) by 1l, 12 ran.
Dhhamaan (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Chased winner, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 14, 12l behind Not My Choice (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Belle Park 14-1 (8-13) Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 11th of 13, 19l behind Astound (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Libertino (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost place well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 14, 14l behind West Leake (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Katmai River (IRE) 4-1fav (8-10) Raced wide, mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Spinning Ridge (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Coolagad Wonder (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, 11l behind Intyre Trail (9-0) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
Silver Wind 14-1 (8-7) Slight lead, ridden and kept slight advantage from 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Ivory Silk (9-13) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Chateau Zara 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, effort well over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 14l behind Angelena Ballerina (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
All Right Now 66-1 (9-13) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 13, 10l behind Cassini Flight (8-9) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Grace And Virtue (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 9l behind Duneen Dream (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.