DARK RANGER has improved on his early career efforts recently after a step up in trip proved beneficial and he makes the selection here ahead of Miss Mojito and Foreign Investment. The selection had been struggling over six but, since his step up to a mile, he has shown improved form. Tim Pitt's colt was a winner last time off a mark of just 47 and looks to have plenty to build on now and is capable of achieving his second career win here. Miss Mojito ran well in defeat at Kempton last time finishing her first race over a mile well. The filly is still a maiden but looks capable of taking an event such as this; if she can build on that run then she could be the selection's toughest competitor. The yard of Foreign Investment are in fairly good form and, although the filly failed to impress at Kempton at the last time of asking, she has done well here this year and was a course winner back in February. She may struggle here as her win came in a rather weak maiden over 7f but she has made a pleasing start to her career and progress should see her there or thereabouts. Our winner then, is Dark Ranger.
Foreign Investment (IRE) 2-1 (8-13) Dwelt, soon in mid-division, ridden and came wide into straight, never a factor, 8th of 12, 13l behind Green Agenda (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Miss Mojito (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on and went 2nd well inside final furlong, closed on winner near finish, always held, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Green Agenda (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Nimmy's Special 16-1 (8-6) Awkward leaving stalls and started slowly, always in rear, struggling over 3f out, 7th of 8, 15l behind Citizenship (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Abu Dubai (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Started slowly, always last, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous from over 1f out, last of 6, 3 1/2l behind Woolston Ferry (9-6) at Lingfield 7f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Mar.
Dark Ranger 6-1 (8-5) Keen, mid-division, improved over 2f out, quickened to lead over 1f out, soon clear, ran on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar beating Alternative Choice (9-4) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.
Sweet Virginia (USA) 16-1 (8-2) Held up, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 8l behind Flying Lady (8-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Mar.