Island Legend continues to improve and made it three wins on the Polytrack this year with victory at Kempton last time where he beat Fair Passion. Mottley Crewe has won twice over 6f but has plenty of early pace and could figure over this shorter trip, while Kylladdie scored over C&D last month but is 6lb higher today. LA FORTUNATA did nothing but improve last season, winning at Doncaster and Lingfield, and if Mike Murphy has her ready to go for her reappearance, she could prove the one to beat with further progress expected.
La Fortunata 4-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 9l behind Noodles Blue Boy (8-12) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Island Legend (IRE) 10-3fav (9-7) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Fair Passion (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Living It Large (FR) 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 7l behind Baby Strange (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Garstang 8-1 (8-10) Keen in touch, wide into straight 2f out, challenged entering final furlong, led briefly inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 7, ns behind Magical Macey (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Methaaly (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) Chased leaders towards stands side, ridden and outpaced inside final 2f, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, no impression, 7th of 13, 8l behind Bawaardi (10-0) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) gf.
Mottley Crewe 6-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed and edged left, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Jack Rackham (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Kylladdie 15-8fav (9-3) Towards rear, ridden halfway, hard ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Desert Strike (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Fair Passion 7-4fav (9-5) Took keen hold, led, shaken up 1f out, drifted left inside final furlong, ridden and kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Lord Of The Reins (9-4) at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.