This may turn out to be an above-average maiden as it features runners from several powerful Newmarket stables. Sir Michael Stoute has two entries with Ryan Moore riding likely improver Baritone and James Doyle on the more-experienced Mekong. Tiffin Top is a full brother to one winner and a half-brother to two others and will definitely appreciate the step up in trip. Ralph Beckett has started the season strongly and Podemos only found one too good at Kempton in November. LOVEISILI is a 650,000gns son of Dansili out of a Sadler’s Wells mare. He has an entry in the Epsom Derby so must have shown something.
Baritone (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, towards rear, kept on steadily for hands and heels inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 15, 11 1/4l behind Emaraaty (9-2) at Newbury 7f stks (4) gd in Sep.
Loveisili Dansili colt out of Loveisallyouneed.
Mekong 6-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 8, 5 3/4l behind Dukhan (9-2) at Chelmsford City 1m stks (4) pol in Oct.
Podemos (GER) 8-1 (9-2) Soon led, clear over 5f out until over 1f out, headed and no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Bow Street (9-2) at Kempton 1m stks (5) pol in Nov.
Reactive Cityscape colt out of Hollowina.
Vanity Vanity (USA) 33-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, ran green and always behind, 10th of 12, 9 1/2l behind Sovereign Duke (9-2) at Kempton 1m stks (5) pol in Jan.
Master of The Moon Sea The Stars colt out of Crystal Mountain.
Tiffin Top 11-4 (9-0) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 16, 10 3/4l behind Ghaiyyath (9-0) at Newmarket 1m mdn stks (4) gs in Sep.