DUTIFUL SON was making his Polytrack debut on just his fourth start when landing a course and distance maiden in December and though he's been put up 8lb he looks better than this class and should complete the double. Rigolleto had been giving notice of an imminent victory before scoring here last month and now off the mark on the surface he should go well from just 3lb higher. Daring Dragon's only success came over 7f but he ran well enough over this track and trip last time to be given a chance. Warwick winner Marjong makes her all-weather surface debut and hasn't raced since October.
Marjong 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind, headway far side under pressure over 1f out, never reached leaders and weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 16, 5l behind Trinityelitedotcom (9-1) at Warwick 6f hcp (3) gf in Oct.
Sole Danser (IRE) 3-1fav (9-12) Held up towards rear, never a factor, eased when no chance final furlong, 10th of 12, 16l behind Jinker Noble (9-12) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Dutiful Son (IRE) 11-10fav (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run and switched outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Kempton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Dec beating Ex Ex (9-5) by 1l, 8 ran.
New Leyf (IRE) 8-1 (8-0) Tracked leader, ridden halfway, soon outpaced, rallied inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Fortinbrass (8-11) at Southwell 6f clm stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Daring Dragon 11-2 (9-7) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Ex Ex (9-7) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Shaunas Spirit (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on inside, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, led well over 1f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased leaders, weakened final 100 yards, 8th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Fab Lolly (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Rigolleto (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Made all, hard driven over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan beating Ray Of Joy (9-5) by 1l, 9 ran.
Bajan Bear 5-1fav (9-6) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Kakapuka (9-3) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Ceelo 6-1 (9-4) Held up mid-vision, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 12, 9l behind Jay Bee Blue (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Harrogate Fair 5-1fav (9-2) Chased leaders, hard ridden over 1f out, faded final furlong, last of 12, 29l behind Rambo Will (9-1) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.