First-time blinkers appeared to do the trick for PRINCE OF BURMA at Kempton a week ago as he won a shade cosily over today's trip. He's taken to follow-up in an open contest despite a penalty. Salient takes a drop in class and could figure, while City Legend has won twice over 7f this month and had Cativo Cavallino behind on the first of those occasions. Grand Theft Equine had Woolston Ferry just behind when runner-up at Kempton last time and both have a chance here, as does recent C&D second Hereford Boy, who looks another worthy of consideration.
Prince Of Burma (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway on outside 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Legal Legacy (9-1) by 1l, 12 ran.
Full Bloom 9-2 (9-6) Chased leading pair, switched right over 5f out, lost place over 4f out, soon outpaced, stayed on to regain moderate 3rd 1f out, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 5, 15l behind Fakhuur (9-4) at Southwell 1m fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) fbs in Dec.
Hereford Boy 7-2 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 6, shd behind Aquarian Spirit (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
City Legend 4-1 (9-1) Led over 5f out, made rest, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Avonrose (9-7) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Casual Mover (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Towards rear and pushed along, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 13l behind Perfect Cracker (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Salient 25-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon strongly challenged, headed entering final furlong, faded, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Novellen Lad (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Master Of Dance (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Chased leaders 5f, 7th of 8, 17l behind Dashing Eddie (8-11) at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Woolston Ferry (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, smooth headway over 2f out, soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Hip Hip Hooray (9-0) at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Grand Theft Equine 20-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Hip Hip Hooray (9-0) at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Cativo Cavallino 14-1 (9-6) Led until over 2f out, rallied and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind City Legend (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.