Arrowzone reappeared with a very easy victory in a Wolverhampton maiden when well supported. He's on a fair handicap mark and, with Billy Cray using his claim, another big run is anticipated. Shirocco Passion was a facile winner of a soft-ground nursery over 7f here in September but went up a massive 13lb and it could be his stablemate Tancred who does better this time as he produced his best run last season on soft going at Doncaster. Caridadi makes his handicap debut with a huge weight though there should be more to come this campaign as there should be from ALQUIMIA, who gets the nod. Richard Fahey has acquired the lightly-raced filly from Ed Dunlop for whom she ran well over 6f last season. This should be her trip and she's probably on a very fair mark. Latin Charm scored over the round mile on soft ground in October and this half-brother to five winners looks the main threat.
Caridadi (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Led, pressed 3f out, ridden when headed approaching final furlong, faded final furlong, 4th of 12, 7l behind Baarez (9-5) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Latin Charm (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Held up, headway under pressure over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Redcar 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct beating Bold Captain (9-5) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Ralphy Lad (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, soon lost place, 10th of 12, 21l behind Stormardal (9-5) at Carlisle 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.
Shirocco Passion 7-1 (9-0) Soon led, headed soon after halfway, chased winner until over 3f out, went 2nd again, outpaced 2f out, no impression when lost 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Tender Emotion (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 2yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Percy's Gal 8-1 (8-7) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kerpt on same pace, 4th of 15, 11l behind Jazz (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov.
Tancred (IRE) 11-2 (8-6) In touch, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Roachdale House (9-6) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Gratzie 10-1 (8-4) Close up, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Thurayaat (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn fll (5) pol in Mar.
Clever Miss 8-1 (9-7) In touch in rear, ridden over 3f out, some headway over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 4th of 5, 15l behind Frankthetank (8-9) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Arrowzone 10-11fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, drew clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar beating Drifter (9-5) by 5l, 4 ran.
Lesha (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Pressed leader, driven over 2f out, carried right on home turn, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Sir Charlie Kunz (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Eddiemaurice (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Held up, took keen hold, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, some headway and edged left entering final furlong, no impression, 5th of 6, 6l behind Filament Of Gold (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Green Zone (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 21l behind End of Line (9-5) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Toboggan Star 11-10fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Aug beating Volodina (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Alquimia (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Led on rail, pushed along halfway, headed over 1f out, chased winner, one pace and no impression when edged right final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Veiled Intrigue (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo fll mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Sketch Map (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, behind, never in contention, 6th of 10, 11l behind State Anthem (9-0) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Taanif 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, 10th halfway, ridden and no impression 2f out, 9th of 14, 12l behind Pleasant Bay (9-5) at Dundalk 6f 2yo mdn stks pol in Aug.
Petergate 100-1 (9-5) Behind, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 14, 14l behind End of Line (9-5) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.