Royal Etiquette finished ahead of Petersboden when third over 1m4f here last month. He can figure along with Litmus, a winner over 1m3f at Lingfield on her penultimate start. Time Square has won off a higher mark at this track while the likes of Ladies Dancing and Our Golden Girl have been placed over longer trips here recently. ELEGANT OPHELIA finally showed some improvement for her slide down the weights when not beaten far at Lingfield last month. Dean Ivory's mare may be set for a return to winning ways and rates a tentative selection.
Auden (USA) 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 10l behind Conducting (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol in Feb.
Anjuna Beach (USA) 12-1 (9-3) Slowly away well in rear, ridden and kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 12, 5l behind Modem (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Elegant Ophelia 9-2 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Cabuchon (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Thane of Cawdor (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and faded inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Handsome Stranger (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Time Square (FR) 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 7l behind Handsome Stranger (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Royal Etiquette (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, led entering final 2f, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Graylyn Ruby (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Litmus (USA) 3-1 (8-9) Tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 4, 2l behind Waveguide (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Ladies Dancing 25-1 (8-11) Held up in mid-division on outside, headway between horses 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and not quicken inside final furlong, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Able Dash (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Our Golden Girl 14-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, plugged on inside final furlong, never involved, 7th of 13, 9l behind Able Dash (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Petersboden 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Handsome Stranger (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Roy Rocket (FR) 10-1 (8-4) Keen tracked winner until ridden 4f out, rallied 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Fitzwilly (9-2) at Lingfield 2m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.