Course specialist The Ducking Stool has recorded all five wins so far at this track and should be thereabouts on his return. But ANA SHABABIYA ran well on her reappearance when third at Redcar and she looks capable of winning off her current mark on that evidence. Both Minstrel Lad and Minstrels Gallery finished second on the Polytrack recently but the former was beaten only a head and makes most appeal of that pair. Gabrial The Terror goes handicapping for the first time and is worth noting for any strong support in the betting.
The Ducking Stool 6-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Martian (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct.
Gabrial The Terror (IRE) 9-2 (9-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Puzzle Time (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.
Ana Shababiya (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Keen in touch 2f, steadied back, held up, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Lady Yeats (8-8) at Redcar 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gs.
Mcbirney (USA) 14-1 (8-8) Towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, 7th of 13, 4l behind Top Diktat (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Super Cookie 11-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 11l behind Diplomatic (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-68 (5) pol in Oct.
Minstrels Gallery (IRE) 15-8fav (8-9) In rear, headway 8f out, in touch, effort over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Cathedral (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Minstrel Lad 8-1 (8-10) Mid-division, good headway on inner over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 13, hd behind Nelson Quay (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Frontline Phantom (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, no extra last 100 yards, 6th of 12, 6l behind Magnolia Ridge (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Mar.
Ela Goog La Mou 16-1 (8-4) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 9l behind Uncle Dermot (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Sixties Queen 14-1 (9-1) Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on, never nearer, 4th of 11, 7l behind Huzzah (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.