Bridie Ffrench made a winning debut at Kempton but the form hasn't worked out so far. Approach The West scored at Redcar back in September and makes her handicap bow while better is expected from Dream And Search this year. Southwell winner Frankthetank debuts on the Turf but now looks in the handicapper's grip so the vote goes to ALQUIMIA. Richard Fahey's filly couldn't prevent Arrowzone from landing a double when third at Redcar on her handicap bow and seasonal reappearance but looks up to winning off her current mark on that evidence.
Bridie Ffrench 10-1 (8-6) Close up, ridden and slightly outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, won at Kempton 1m mdn fll (5) pol in Feb beating Speechday (8-9) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Know Your Name 28-1 (9-1) Broke well enough, soon in rear, ridden over 3f out, well beaten final 2f, last of 6, 11l behind Alumina (8-2) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Feb.
Zugzwang (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Always behind, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 16l behind Brown Eyed Honey (9-0) at Kempton 7f 3yo stks 0-75 (5) pol.
Approach The West (IRE) 9-2fav (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along and headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon edged left, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep beating Percy's Gal (9-0) by nk, 15 ran.
We'll Shake Hands (FR) 3-1fav (9-2) Mid-division and keen, pushed along to chase leaders halfway, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 9l behind Thornaby Nash (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Frankthetank (IRE) 7-4 (9-5) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Framed Masterpiece (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Dream And Search (GER) 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 6l behind Monsea (9-7) at Kempton 7f (3) pol in Oct.
Ghinia (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) In touch, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 12, 6l behind Flippant (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2yo stks (5) gd in Sep.
Quincel 5-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, led until well over 1f out, ridden and lost 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Almargo (9-10) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Alquimia (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden over 2f out, headway and switched right over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Arrowzone (9-0) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.