Ronnie The Rooster has already shown a liking for this synthetic surface by registering two course victories when also benefiting from a significant step up in trip. He's been absent since early November but is respected against two promising Newmarket raiders, both of whom arrive with a debut win to their name. Indian Dandy just got home in a median auction at Lingfield but MYSTIQUE MOON (NAP) looked a gelding of some ability when scoring at Wolverhampton, despite running green. He proved too good for his stable companion Fast Landing on that occasion and the form has been boosted by the runner-up since scoring smoothly. He should improve again and is taken to give the weight away to his rivals.
Mystique Moon 2-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, edged left and carried right over 1f out, ridden to lead and hung left inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan beating Fast Landing (8-10) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Indian Dandy (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Slow into stride in touch, headway on inner entering final furlong, ridden to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (6) pol in Jan beating Pattie (9-0) by shd, 10 ran.
Portledge (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on closing stages, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Dr Julius No (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f (4) pol in Dec.
Ronnie The Rooster 11-8fav (9-5) In touch, headway 3f out, led over 1f out, pushed out, readily, won at Newcastle 1m (6) pol in Nov beating Fancy Day (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.