Upholland makes his all-weather debut after four modest efforts on the Turf last year. He may have improved since last seen finishing fifth at Doncaster but Warbrook is going the wrong way and never figured over a mile at Lingfield last time. Cosquillas and Parkhill Star may finish closer today, but none of those with experience look any great shakes and a chance is taken on a newcomer. Aboody and Shades Of Silk are worth a second glance, but FITZGERALD is a half-brother to three winners on the all-weather and it's Marco Botti's colt that gets the nod to make a winning start.
Aboody Dutch Art gelding out of Rabshih.
Fitzgerald Duke Of Marmalade colt out of La Vida Loca.
Maro Royal Applause gelding out of Meditation.
Oly'roccs (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, last of 11, 43l behind Donncha (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Shannon Haven (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Slowly into stide, held up towards rear, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 11l behind Secret Suspect (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Spirit O Goodchild 100-1 (8-10) Raced wide keen close up, ridden and weakened 2f out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Witchy Woman (7-12) at Thirsk 7f 2yo clm (5) gd in Aug.
Upholland 7-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 6l behind Kenny The Captain (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
Warbrook (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) In touch, lost place over 2f out, 8th of 9, 9l behind Starlight Princess (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Cosquillas (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) In touch on outside, outpaced when pace quickened 3f out, no impression final 2f, 6th of 8, 12l behind Joyful Friend (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Parkhill Star 20-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 7f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 14l behind Like A Diamond (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Shades of Silk Bahamian Bounty filly out of Terentia.
Up Hill Battle's 66-1 (9-0) In touch on outside, headway to chase leaders 5f out, ridden 2f out, hung left and weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 11l behind Secret Suspect (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.