ADMIRAL COCHRANE is fancied to complete the hat-trick here at the main expense of Yer Woman and Craicattack. Plenty of in-form performers here, not least the selection who is unbeaten this year. He is now 15lb higher than the first win at Lingfield but he won with such authority here last time for Joe Fanning that he may be hard to beat once again. Yer Woman's form last season was a bit patchy but she did sign off with a good win here and if she lasts home over this longer trip then she shouldn't be far away. Amary needs a market check on this handicap debut as she drops down from Group Three level, Transfixed has been a regular fixture on the all-weather over the winter but lacks the class to feature here one would think, whilst Little Perisher steps out of claiming grade today but is yet to win outside of that company. Green Earth is an unknown factor on this all-weather debut after a break but the yard do well with their second-season horses, whilst Craicattack was struggling off this mark before winning in claiming grade last time but is likely to struggle again unless that win has done wonders for his confidence. An open race, but Admiral Cochrane is taken to make it three-in-a-row.
Yer Woman (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway going well 2f out, eased out left 1f out, led inside final furlong, very readily, won at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-90 (4) pol in Nov beating Going French (8-1) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Admiral Cochrane (IRE) Evensfav (9-10) Led early, tracked leader, challenged 2f out, soon led, drew steadily clear final furlong, comfortably, won at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan beating Volatilis (8-9) by 4l, 6 ran.
Amary (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, keen early, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 2f out, edged right over 1f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind Tabassum (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll Grp 3 (1) gf in Oct.
Transfixed (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Led, ridden well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Niran (9-8) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Little Perisher 5-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Kempton 6f 3yo clm stks (5) pol in Feb beating Miss Lesley (8-9) by 1l, 8 ran.
Craicattack (IRE) 5-4fav (8-13) Made all, ridden 1f out, kept on final furlong, won at Kempton 7f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Feb beating Marjolly (8-7) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Green Earth (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Squeezed out start, always in rear, eased when well beaten final furlong, 10th of 11, 13l behind Whistle Blower (8-10) at Brighton 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.