ORATOUCH was having only her third start when just failing to catch Skeleton in a C&D claimer in December when Beating Harmony was a close third. Marco Botti's filly has since failed to stay 1m4f in a handicap and looks up to gaining her first success. Littleportnbrandy has never raced beyond 7f though she was staying on over that trip last time while Sir Lunchalott finished last on his first start over the trip last time. Bill Turner tries A Little Bit Dusty in blinkers and this consistent type looks the main threat to the selection.
A Little Bit Dusty 7-2 (9-0) Led, ridden and joined when bumped over 1f out, soon went right and headed inside final furlong, weakened and lost 2 places well inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Ivan's A Star (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Dec.
Sir Lunchalott 8-1 (8-3) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, headway to lead over 5f out, ridden 2f out, soon headed, driven in 3rd over 1f out, faded final 100 yards, last of 5, 5l behind Better Self (7-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Beating Harmony 7-4 (8-1) Chased leader, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, no chance with idling winner, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Better Self (8-4) at Kempton 1m 3yo clm stks 0-70 (6) pol.
Littleportnbrandy (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Chased leaders on inside, driven along over 2f out, stayed on to modest 3rd last stride, 3rd of 6, 5l behind May's Boy (9-5) at Kempton 7f 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Oratouch (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Held up in mid-division, hard ridden and headway 2f out, no impression, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 13l behind Investment World (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Thunderway (IRE) 25-1 (8-1) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 13, 10l behind Lord Of The Storm (9-0) at Catterick 7f 2yo sll (6) gs in Jul.