Blue Tango can get the better of Lady Lam and Lytham in a tricky affair. Lady Lam put some disappointing runs behind her with a good win on her handicap debut on her re-appearance. She may be well treated, though the form may not be strong. After three wins in handicaps, Lytham has shot up the handicap-hence his placing in a claimer last time. He was only third of five that day, and the handicapper may have over-reacted. Blue Tango may not have won since last year, but his effort on his first Flat outing since October was very encouraging. Blue Tango may turn out to be well treated here, and can return to the winners' enclosure.
Blue Tango (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up in 6th on inside, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, chased winner after, no impression when lost 2nd last stride, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Carlton Scroop (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Lytham (IRE) 15-2 (8-8) Pulled hard in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 5, 2l behind War of The Roses (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Mar.
Pab Special (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 8, 18l behind Steig (9-8) at Brighton 1m clm stks (6) gd in Jun.
Pedasus (USA) 10-1 (8-9) Towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 15l behind Striding Edge (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Rehabilitation 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 24l behind Chookie Hamilton (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Polish Power (GER) 16-1 (9-1) Raced wide, in rear, never a factor, 11th of 17, 18l behind Leslingtaylor (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Mar.
Enlist 25-1 (8-9) Tracked leader in chasing group, ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out, behind final 2f, last of 7, well behind Hawridge Star (8-10) at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Shame The Devil (IRE) 66-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, behind, soon ridden and beaten, 8th of 10, 20l behind Pendragon (8-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Gheed (IRE) 22-1 (9-2) Mid-division, one pace from over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Carr Hall (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) std in Mar.
Laconicos (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra, 4th of 13, 6l behind Fasylitator (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Oct '05.
Kings Topic (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 6f out, ridden over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Naledi (8-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Filun 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, hung left and weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 13th of 14, 49l behind Annambo (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Lady Lam 7-2fav (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden one pace over 2f out, soon struggling, 9th of 13, 11l behind Quiet Mountain (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Wetherby Place (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders and keen, kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Musashi (9-1) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) std in Mar.