COMPTON PARK is the call ahead of Sailorman and Touch Tone. William Knight has had a pretty good start to the turf season and it is to be hoped that he can add to his tally with the Compton Place gelding. It is interesting that the trainer has elected to stay in maidens when he could have gone for handicaps. Sailorman is a fascinating runner. This son of Dubawi was easy to back on debut at Kempton and was guilty only of running out of steam following after being tried under forcing tactics. Touch Tone is in receipt of the fillies allowance. She seems capable of handling fast ground despite being a daughter of Selkirk. Ingleby King has a tough job at the weight for age scale but left the impression at Doncaster that he would improve for the step up in trip. Antarctic Desert has had quite a few chances and will be the benchmark for the assessor to do his work from. A decent enough maiden and Compton Park is the selection.
Ingleby King (USA) 25-1 (9-8) Reared badly leaving stalls, behind, switched left to outside 3f out, strong run inside final furlong, finished well, one to note, 6th of 10, 2l behind Humidor (9-3) at Doncaster 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf.
Olympian Order (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 12th of 13, 41l behind Zafisio (9-3) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug '08.
Rosbertini 22-1 (9-5) Reared and plunged start, well behind, headway 2f out plugged on final furlong, 4th of 9, 16l behind Beat Baby (9-0) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gd.
Accamelia 100-1 (9-4) Dwelt, always behind, 8th of 10, 16l behind Dherghaam (9-0) at Catterick 7f mdn stks (5) fm.
Leolene Starlight 20-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, lost place over 4f out, last of 8, well behind Baba O'curragh (9-10) at Catterick 2m N H flat (6) gd in Mar.
Antarctic Desert (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Led 1f, chased winner, driven 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Beat Baby (9-0) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gd.
Compton Park 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on inside, chased leader over 1f out, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Faithful One (8-7) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Hades (IRE) Antonius Pius gelding out of Lady Lucre.
Marsh's Gift 150-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, driven on outside over 2f out, no impression when switched left over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 14, 19l behind Rainfall (8-12) at Thirsk 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd.
Prince Of Fife (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Started very slowly, always tailed off, last of 9, 46l behind Beat Baby (9-0) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gd.
Roose Blox (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon outpaced in rear, 8th and last 2f out, driven and ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, improve, 5th of 10, 13l behind Dherghaam (9-0) at Catterick 7f mdn stks (5) fm.
Sailorman (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Broke well, led early, with leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 5th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Signor Verdi (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Smarty Sam (USA) 10-1 (8-13) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 4th of 10, 9l behind Oriental Cat (8-13) at Hamilton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gd.
Viking Warrior (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Dwelt, behind, outpaced when not much room inside final 2f, never on terms, 7th of 14, 11l behind Rainfall (8-12) at Thirsk 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd.
Offspring 20-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 10, 19l behind Dandino (8-11) at Redcar 1m 1f mdn stks (5) sft in Apr.
Touch Tone 5-4fav (8-9) Slowly into stride, headway over 5f out, chased winner just over 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Lenkiewicz (8-9) at Warwick 7f mdn stks (5) gd.