Trail Blaze scored over C&D before going close again back at this track last week. He acts on soft ground and sets the standard here as the likes of Gaul Wood, Lady Loch, On The Hoof and Annie Walker are all 7f winners unproven over today's trip. Likewise PROPHESY as the former Ballydoyle inmate made a winning debut for new connections over 7f at Catterick last month. However, he did so without breaking sweat and there looks plenty more to come from Declan Carroll's charge this season. The Godolphin colt Kiz Kulesi won over a mile at Newmarket in October on his only start to date and any strong support in the betting would suggest a big run is expected from him.
Kiz Kulesi 14-1 (9-3) Prominent, led 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct beating Danchai (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Trail Blaze (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Led, joined 2f out, ridden and headed narrowly over 2f out, led again over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on gamely to hold on to 2nd, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Farang Kondiew (9-2) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Cockney Dancer 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final 2f, 9th of 10, 18l behind Alsindi (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Sep.
Gaul Wood (IRE) 1-7fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, switched right to challenge on outside over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, soon clear, hard held, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan beating Prince Gabrial (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Lady Loch 12-1 (8-11) Went right start, led, headed over 5f out, prominent, ridden over 3f out, chased leader over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs beating Ruby Night (9-6) by 1l, 13 ran.
Prophesy (IRE) 4-5fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led on bit over 1f out, soon in command, eased inside final furlong, comfortable, won at Catterick 7f mdn stks (5) gs in May beating Pursuit Of Passion (9-4) by 3l, 9 ran.
Masters Blazing 33-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 10l behind Beaufort Twelve (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
On The Hoof 5-1 (9-12) Held up, headway over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd near finish, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Our Boy Jack (9-1) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Bountiful Girl 11-1 (8-11) In rear, pushed along 5f out, some late headway, never nearer, 9th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Act Your Shoe Size (8-9) at Carlisle 1m 1f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Annie Walker (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Dutch Rose (9-5) at Carlisle 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gs.