King's Wharf looks a shade high in the weights and it remains to be seen if Za'Lan is fairly treated on his handicap debut having won a maiden at Lingfield last month by only a neck. Gabrial's King is going the right way and has won two of his last three starts at this track over shorter trips. He'll go close again if lasting home, but there are no doubts regarding the stamina of EXCELLENT NEWS as she scored over C&D last time with plenty in hand and John Hills' filly is taken to defy a 7lb rise in the weights and follow up.
Za'lan (USA) 2-7fav (8-5) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, idled inside final furlong, always doing enough, won at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar beating Dalmo (8-7) by nk, 5 ran.
Excellent News (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden 3f out, headway to chase leader over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar beating Shivsingh (9-7) by 4l, 6 ran.
King's Wharf (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Led until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Dutch Diamond (8-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Gabrial's King (IRE) 5-6fav (9-3) Raced wide in touch, chased leader over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, eased close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb beating Luctor Emergo (8-12) by 1l, 7 ran.