Understory got the better of Gaelic Silver over track and trip three weeks ago and that pair are closely matched as the latter re-opposes on better terms. Smokey Oakey was beaten over three lengths in the same race but will have come on for the outing but Honey Of A Kitten has more to do in this having landed a seller here last time. Jewelled finished a creditable third at Kempton on her first start since August and will be winning sooner rather than later but PATEGONIA gets another chance today. He's let favourite backers down in his last couple of starts in maidens but looks on a decent mark for his handicap bow and stable jockey William Buick returns from Japan to pick up his only ride of the meeting.
Tornado Force (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leader early, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 9l behind Toga Tiger (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Jewelled 33-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, effort when not clear run inside final furlong, switched outside and stayed on well final 75 yards, not reach leading pair, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Hilali (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Gaelic Silver (FR) 8-1 (9-7) Steadied and awkward leaving stalls, switched left and held up well off the pace in last pair, headway between horses over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, never able to challenge, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Understory (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Understory (USA) 12-1 (9-4) Made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on, held on towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb beating Gaelic Silver (9-7) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Pategonia Evensfav (9-5) Broke smartly, raced wide in touch, headway 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Stormbound (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 4-5yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Carazam (IRE) 36-1 (9-1) mid-division, effort over 2f out, stayed on,
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 6-1 (9-6) Chased clear leader and clear of chasing group, ridden 2f out, led 1f out, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol in Feb beating Electrician (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Smokey Oakey (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Steadied start, held up in touch, ridden and no impression over 1f out, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Understory (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
If I Were A Boy (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Pressed leader, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 13, 3l behind One Scoop Or Two (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.