Malice Or Mischief had been in fine form in claimers on the Polytrack before a poor effort at Doncaster back in handicap company, while Songjiang scored over C&D in February but has been raised 10lb for that success. School For Scandal keeps finding at least one too good, while Odin is upped in trip after winning over 7f here in January. Mahmood Al Zarooni has his string of Godolphin horses in fine fettle and PARLOUR GAMES is taken to add to his tally after scoring at Nottingham in October with a couple of subsequent winners behind.
Malice Or Mischief (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 12l behind Barbican (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Parlour Games 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well and in command final furlong, won at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (4) gs in Oct beating Ittirad (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Songjiang 11-8fav (9-7) Soon led, headed 7f out, tracked leader, challenged going well over 2f out, led 2f out, pushed out final furlong, comfortably, won at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb beating Blue Cossack (8-8) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
School For Scandal (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Art History (9-5) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Odin (IRE) 5-2fav (9-6) In touch on outside, headway and hung right when struck on head with rival whip 2f out, continued to hang right but stayed on to lead last halffurlong, won at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan beating Amazon Twilight (9-3) by 1l, 7 ran.
El Mansour (USA) 6-4fav (9-3) Led, joined 6f out, ridden over 1f out, headed narrowly near finish, 3rd of 10, hd behind Marhaba Malyoon (9-3) at Bath 1m 2f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Brown Panther 9-2 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, slightly hampered and carried right over 1f out, stayed on to lead near finish, won at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Nov beating Flying Power (8-9) by 1l, 10 ran.