SWEET AVON is given the nod ahead of Old Devil Moon and the consistent Exceed Power. Matthew Salaman's Avonbridge filly shaped with promise in three maidens before filling third spot behind Orsett Lad on her handicap bow. She is able to race off the same mark today and despite her wide draw she should run well. Mind The Monarch has been in consistent form this season, Bertie Buckle tries the blinkers for the first time after two average efforts, whilst Old Devil Moon is back from an absence and shapes as if this handicap mark is within his reach. Back On ran in some good races last summer and needs a market check as he is visored on this first start for a new yard, Exceed Power is the most consistent but is still a maiden after 10 starts, whilst Dolly Will Do holds a couple of her rivals on their run behind Rightcar last time out. Not a strong race, and a chance for Sweet Avon to get off the mark.
Mind The Monarch 9-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 5, 2l behind Pomeroy (8-9) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Sweet Avon 5-1 (8-11) With leader, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Orsett Lad (9-1) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Roybuoy 6-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 16l behind Bookiesindex Girl (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) in Dec.
Bertie Buckle (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Premium Charge (8-13) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Old Devil Moon (IRE) 10-3fav (8-10) Chased leaders, went 3rd well over 1f out until inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Angie's Nap (9-3) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Oct.
Back On 66-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 12, 30l behind Silver Grecian (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Exceed Power 4-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Duke Of Rainford (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Princess Shamal 8-1 (8-13) Held up, hanging right from over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Rightcar (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Dolly Will Do 40-1 (8-2) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Rightcar (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Ba Jetstream 25-1 (8-7) Prominent, challenged over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Rightcar (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.