GRIZZLE took his time to get off the mark last year but finally did so when scoring at Lingfield in October. He'd gone close in a nursery at Haydock before that and can land his first handicap on his return. Dubai Sunshine came up a bit short on his handicap bow having won at Southwell in January and the returning The Noble Ord could prove a bigger threat with Ryan Moore on board having finished a close-up fourth at Goodwood in August. Fourth Of June should be winning this year and makes more appeal than Tight Lipped, but this is also tougher than the classified race Ghost Train won at Wolverhampton recently.
Grizzle 15-8fav (9-3) In touch, effort over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct beating Protanto (9-3) by 1l, 10 ran.
Dubai Sunshine (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Tracked leader until over 4f out, stayed chasing leaders until over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Shabora (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Fourth Of June (IRE) 4-7fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Third Half (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Tight Lipped (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Tracked leader, hard driven over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Margate (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
The Noble Ord 17-2 (8-8) Bumped and squeezed out start, held up, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 6, 1 3/4l behind Gung Ho Jack (9-2) at Goodwood 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Ghost Train (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) With leader, led 3f out, quickened clear 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged right and left inside final furlong, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 6f Stakes (0-70) (3yo) (5) pol in Mar beating Derivatives (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.