Cootehill Lass made a winning reappearance at Leicester last month with today's rival ETERNAL YOUTH a couple of lengths behind. The latter re-opposes on slightly better terms, but more importantly saves his best for the Polytrack, as he proved when scoring at Kempton last time. Ron Harris' charge can take his revenge here and come out on top. Pick A Little proved inconsistent last season and Welsh Dresser is easily dismissed on today's unfavourable terms.
Eternal Youth (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, headway between horses over 1f out, driven to lead final 150 yards, kept on, won at Kempton 6f 3yo clm stks (6) pol beating Ezzles (9-1) by hd, 6 ran.
Pick A Little 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden on outer over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 12l behind Kissing Clara (8-6) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Nov.
Cootehill Lass (IRE) 9-4fav (8-9) Dwelt towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, edged left and stayed on, won at Leicester 6f 3yo sll (6) gd in Mar beating Eternal Youth (9-5) by 2l, 9 ran.
Welsh Dresser (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Always last, pushed along and outpaced halfway, never on terms, last of 6, 14l behind Certral (8-7) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo clm (6) gf.