FREDERIC CHOPIN retains his maiden status but did post some decent efforts in five all-weather starts over the winter and has strong claims here back on turf against opponents with little solid form in the book. Mister Uno is one who may improve on efforts to date as he does have bits and pieces of form and starts the new term on a workable mark. Others to consider are Gold Class, who sports first-time blinkers after blowing out the last twice having shown previous promise, and Jazri, a respectable third here 11 days ago but yet to operate on anything other than Polytrack or good ground.
Frederic Chopin 3-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Enquiring (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Gold Class 5-1 (9-6) Outpaced and early reminder, always behind, 9th of 10, 28l behind Hostile Fire (9-5) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.
Jazri 8-1 (9-4) Soon behind, outpaced 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to chase leading pair towards finish, never nearer, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Hostile Fire (9-5) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Apr.
Bed Bed 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, soon eased, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Piton (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
San Quentin (IRE) 14-1 (7-11) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on into 3rd inside final furlong, no impression leaders, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Pretty Angel (9-9) at Dundalk 7f 2yo hcp pol in Dec.
Radebe (USA) 33-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden 4f out, never able to challenge, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 30l behind Odeon (8-13) at Redcar 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Mister Uno (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, went 4th over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 7, 12l behind Maxie T (9-7) at Catterick 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Petale Noir 66-1 (8-6) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 11l behind Zanouska (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn fll (5) pol in Mar.
King Calypso 33-1 (9-5) Towards rear, well beaten over 2f out, last of 7, 20l behind Musical Comedy (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.