NOBLE PROTECTOR doesn't look badly in with the capable Shelley Birkett's claim taken into account and is expected to give a good account with improvement anticipated after just five starts to date.The Haafhd filly was only beaten one and a half lengths when fifth at Kempton on her 1m3f reappearance and is proven on the forecast conditions. Play Street is not ground dependent and became a reliably consistent performer last term and is a course and distance winner too. However, she may just have less room for improvement than the selection. Sinaadi has some fair form but is only 1-14 whilst Coincidently is rather hard to catch right. The other two need to up their game.
Noble Protector 4-1 (9-3) Dwelt held up, pushed along 4f out, ridden over 2f out, headway on outer approaching final furlong, no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Commissar (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Sinaadi (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Held up in mid-divsiion, good headway on inside over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, lost 3rd final strides, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind I'm Fraam Govan (9-8) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Play Street 8-1 (9-5) Led 2f, remained prominent, effort when hung left over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, modest 4th, 4th of 8, 12l behind Singersongwriter (8-13) at Ffos Las 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Sep.
Coincidently 10-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 11, 9l behind Silverheels (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Avidly 12-1 (9-12) Short of room leaving stalls, in touch in rear, headway on outer to press leaders over 3f out, ridden and hung left approaching 2f out, soon swerved right and lost place, 6th of 7, 10l behind Zanouska (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn fll (5) pol in Mar.
Wishformore (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, effort approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Divine Rule (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.