The market may provide the best guide in this potentially informative maiden but KIRTHILL is held in high regard and may be good enough to score on his reappearance. Luca Cumani's colt kept on well in the closing stages when runner-up to Bridgefield at Doncaster in October and is sure to be suited by the extra furlong here. Discovery Bay should win races this year while Laajooj and Ringstead Bay can improve on debut efforts on the all-weather. Change The Subject and Crimson Knight are well-bred newcomers to watch out for this summer and it will also be interesting to see how The Queen's Plimsoll Line shapes on his introduction to the track, though he may not come into his own until tackling longer trips.
Blue Deer (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) With winner, ridden 2f out, kept on for clear 2nd, outpaced by winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Marked Card (9-3) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Sep.
Change The Subject (USA) Maria's Mon colt out of Victory Lap.
Crimson Knight Zafeen colt out of Kaylianni.
Danehill Dante (IRE) Danehill Dancer colt out of En Garde.
Discovery Bay 2-1fav (9-3) Held up in mid-division on outer, headway and hung left over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, came between rivals inside final furlong, took 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Defence Of Duress (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Eshtibaak (IRE) Dalakhani colt out of Nanabanana.
Kirthill (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Soon in touch in mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and edged left 1f out, kept on, went 2nd towards finish, not able to trouble winner, 2nd of 18, 1 1/4l behind Bridgefield (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Laajooj (IRE) 7-4 (9-3) Slowly away, took keen hold, held up in mid-division, pushed along and green 3f out, headway on outside over 2f out, still green, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Splash Point (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Oct.
Montegonian (USA) Maria's Mon colt out of Nadeszhda.
Plimsoll Line (USA) Pivotal colt out of Showlady.
Red Lago (IRE) (9-2) 98th of 15 Glasgow Kid (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 7f 3yo stks fbs in Mar.
Ringstead Bay (FR) 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, outpaced 2f out, rallied to go 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Amerthyst (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Nov.
Tanfeeth 13-8fav (9-3) Started slowly and went right start, last pair, headway over 2f out, hampered inside final 2f, no real impression after, 5th of 8, 7l behind Mr Perceptive (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Xclaim 50-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden and kept on one pace final 2f, 7th of 17, 14l behind Al Kazeem (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (4) gs in Oct.