COME AND GO has hit form at the right time and is marginally preferred ahead of Jonny Lesters Hair, Salerosa and Arabian Spirit. The last named recently swapped hands for 33,000gns and posted an indication of his well being with a solid debut for Richard Fahey at Ripon last month. Having finished second in the Spring Cup at Newbury last year, he obviously possesses ability and can find a race before too long. He is an interesting campaigner for his syndicate members to shout home - a bold effort from Bollin Dolly (runs in the previous race) would boost his claims no-end. Salerosa improved on the all-weather during the winter and, having won or been placed in 11 of her 21 starts, she cannot confidently be ruled out. Jonny Lesters Hair is another on a good run of form and comes into this on the back of a series of near misses. The handicapper has given him a chance but his lack of recent success underlines how much he needs everything to fall into place for him. However, Come And Go is used to plying his trade in this grade and, as the penny has finally dropped, he can be fancied to cope with top weight at this level.
Come And Go (UAE) 10-3 (8-13) Tracked leaders, headway on outside to challenge over 2f out, soon ridden, led briefly over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Charlie Cool (8-10) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Silver Rime (FR) 17-2 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, one pace and no impression approaching final furlong, 6th of 7, 13l behind Goliaths Boy (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Thunderball 12-1 (10-7) Led far side trio, overall leader over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra, 12th of 17, 15l behind Camerooney (9-0) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) gf in Apr.
Arabian Spirit 3-1 (9-2) Held up in rear but in touch, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Bollin Dolly (8-8) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Lucy Brown 20-1 (9-3) Switched right start, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on but not pace to reach leaders, 7th of 12, 8l behind Arteus (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Salerosa (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Took keen hold in mid-division, ridden well over 1f out, no impression, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 8l behind Imperial Djay (8-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Astrodonna 12-1 (8-12) Behind, not much room from 3f out, never in contention, 10th of 12, 8l behind Compton Blue (9-3) at Bath 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Jonny Lesters Hair (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Led, ridden 2f out, joined inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Night Lily (9-1) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Border Owl (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Bernix (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.