Abated looks the clear form pick on her second at Kempton in October but her stable hasn't really been firing lately and, at the likely odds, it may be worth taking on the filly with SMOKETHATTHUNDERS. James Toller's charge was hampered at the start and then ran green on his debut at Newmarket in November but shaped nicely in the closing stages and was beaten less than four lengths at the line. That experience will have done him the world of good and this isn't the strongest of maidens. Aglaophonos was another who ran green on debut, at Kempton in October, and should do better this year.
Script 33-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Hit The Lights (9-2) at Catterick 6f mdn stks (5) gd.
Aglaophonos 16-1 (9-3) Slowly away, held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Ferjaan (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Carneades (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden halfway, never on terms, last of 10, 16l behind Absolutely Right (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Realize Zafeen gelding out of Relkida.
Smokethatthunders (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Hampered start keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 4l behind Winter Song (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Nov.
Abated 11-8fav (9-0) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Flawless Beauty (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Lady Farah 12-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and kept on one pace final 2f, 4th of 7, 5l behind Hard Walnut (8-9) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Zain Joy (CAN) 14-1 (8-8) In touch, weakened 2f out, last of 6, 13l behind Country Western (8-13) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (4) pol in Mar.