Sakhalin Star appeared to enjoy the very testing conditions at Doncaster last week and has a penalty to carry on what is likely to be much quicker ground though if the rains arrive he will have to be considered, a remark that also applies to heavy ground winner Golden Spear. Dubawi Light won a Polytrack maiden over this trip and was in touch for most of the way when sent over an extra two furlongs at Leicester. The well-connected Rainbow Rock is the type to do much better this season and it would be no shock if he were to make a successful reappearance though SHERIFF OF NAWTON has been in such good form and looked so impressive here a couple of weeks ago that he should land a hat-trick.
Dubawi Light 10-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, under pressure over 3f out, weakening when hung left under pressure over 1f out, 7th of 8, 15l behind Montaly (9-1) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Sheriff Of Nawton (IRE) 5-4fav (9-10) Held up in touch, closed over 3f out, led 2f out, clear inside final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft beating Trinity Star (9-1) by 2 3/4l, 13 ran.
Golden Spear 25-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 15, 11l behind Nakuti (9-7) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Rainbow Rock (IRE) 13-8 (9-5) With leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened and lost 2 places towards finish, 5th of 6, 4l behind El Beau (9-5) at Ayr 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Truancy (IRE) 4-1 (8-7) Soon led, hard pressed from over 2f out, headed just over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind War Of Art (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp (4) pol in Feb.
Sakhalin Star (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led post, won at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy beating Twin Appeal (9-4) by ns, 11 ran.