Almargo made a winning return at Kempton earlier this month and should go well on his handicap debut. Monashka Bay also goes handicapping for the first time after scoring over track and trip and makes more appeal than the more exposed types. Flashy Queen and Robynelle are also maiden winners but both are having their first start of the year so another chance goes to NATIONAL SERVICE. The latter failed to land the odds on the Fibresand at Southwell last time but had gone close here before that and gets the vote to prove his latest running all wrong.
Minley 50-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and ran wide bend 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 7l behind Major Crispies (9-2) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Feb.
National Service (USA) 10-11fav (9-7) Slowly away in rear, pushed along halfway, never going pace of leaders, last of 5, 18l behind Razin' Hell (8-12) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Almargo (IRE) 11-10 (9-0) Made all, shaken up over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, held on well, won at Kempton 6f mdn stks (5) pol beating Elusive George (9-0) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Inciting Incident (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Crisis Averted (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Robynelle 11-8fav (8-12) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 6, 5l behind Kano's Ghirl (8-7) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo sll (6) gf in Sep.
Flashy Queen (IRE) 7-4fav (8-9) Dwelt, raced wide, tracked leaders, ran wide into straight 2f out, ridden and ran on strongly to lead close home, won at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov beating Grande Mago (9-5) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Monashka Bay (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on gamely, won at Lingfield 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb beating Narborough (8-9) by 1/2l, 4 ran.