RAAJIH could only manage a modest sixth on his debut over a mile at Nottingham in October but is bred to come into his own over longer trips. John Gosden's colt could prove too good for these on his reappearance. Stablemate Musawama had today's rival Harry Lime well behind at Lingfield last month and the latter will need to step up on that effort to figure, but Lady Chaparral showed some promise when third on her only start last July and the runner-up has since won. Chapter Five and Doynosaur are both bumper winners making their debuts on the Flat.
River Dragon (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Behind, headway under pressure on inside 3f out, ridden and stayed on on far side rail from over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Odin's Raven (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Jan.
Across The Sea (USA) 7-1 (8-10) Reastless in stalls, tracked leading pair, chased winner 6f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, one pace and held when lost 2nd final 75 yards, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Dancing Dude (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Apr '10.
Gogeo (IRE) 15-8fav (10-12) Tracked leader, led approaching 3f out, ridden and headed final furlong, soon weakened, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Julia Too (10-5) at Carlisle 1m 6f 4yo nhf (6) hvy in Feb.
Serenader 33-1 (10-8) Led 4f, tracked leaders, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 13, well behind Fourth Estate (10-13) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Chapter Five 4-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, smooth headway over 3f out, led on bit over 1f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Newcastle 2m mdn nhf (6) sft in Mar beating Pudsey House (10-3) by 4l, 8 ran.
Doynosaur 15-8fav (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 14, 28l behind Toubeera (11-1) at Kelso 2m mrs N H flat (5) sft in Feb.
Lady Chaparral 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden 4f out, stayed on from 2f out, edged left and went 3rd over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 11, 11l behind Sea Of Galilee (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Pengula (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon outpaced, always in rear, 13th of 14, 36l behind Hakuna Matata (9-3) at Newcastle 7f mdn auc stks (6) hvy in Oct.
Diamond City (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Always behind, 9th of 10, 22l behind Irons On Fire (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Harry Lime 12-1 (8-7) Led, hard driven and headed over 2f out, soon lost place, 5th of 9, 8l behind Musawama (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Raajih 11-2 (9-3) Dwelt, pushed along in rear, soon mid-division on inner, went 3rd over 5f out, pushed along and lost place over 3f out, 6th of 10, 8l behind Defence Of Duress (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.