Danawi can see off the challenge of stablemate Sensuous, with Dragon Flame and Bellanora others to consider. Danawi has now finished second four times in seven starts to date, but the experience will not be lost on Richard Hannon's colt, and we are prepared to give him another chance to open his account. His stablemate Sensuous was easily brushed aside by her two rivals when returning to contest a conditions event at Lingfield six days ago. She was eased when beaten though and will improve for the outing. Dragon Flame was not beaten that far behind Borehan on his Thirsk intorduction, and as the latter followed up at Haydock at the weekend, Mick Quinn's charge should not be ruled out either. Bellanora seemed to regress on her third start at Lingfield in October and was put away to strengthen up. She is best watched today, with our vote going to Danawi.
Danawi (IRE) 3-1fav (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden over 2f out, no progress, one pace, 8th of 16, 8l behind Starlight Gazer (8-11) at Windsor 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs.
Dragon Flame (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Dwelt and soon mid-division, chased along halfway, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind Borehan (9-3) at Thirsk 5f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Proud Killer 16-1 (9-3) Led stands side, hard ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Mango Music (8-12) at Folkestone 6f 3yo mdn aut (5) sft in Mar.
Bellanora 6-1 (8-11) Led, hard pressed 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened quickly final furlong, 11th of 13, 10l behind Dansa Queen (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Sensuous 7-2 (8-12) Led, ridden, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 3, 16l behind Spinning Ruby (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3yo stk (3) gd.
Silvanella (IRE) 66-1 (8-6) Prominent early, soon lost pace and behind, 8th of 11, 16l behind Sir Douglas (8-11) at W'hampton 6f mdn stk (5) pol in Feb.