Royal Birth was still beaten five lengths when runner-up over track and trip last time. That wasn't much of an improvement from his earlier debut at York and BROADWAY RANGER is preferred. The latter is making steady progress and will appreciate this first start over the minimum trip having shown plenty of pace over 6f so far. Shamardyh was still in contention when clipping heels and unseating at this track three weeks ago and makes more appeal than Pieman's Girl, though much better is expected from Mirror as he drops back to 5f.
Broadway Ranger (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Led, driven and headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Indy (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov.
Captain T Captain Gerrard gelding out of Royaltea.
Royal Birth 5-4fav (9-5) Tracked winner, driven over 2f out, ridden and no chance with winner in clear 2nd final furlong, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Oriental Relation (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Mirror (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Led and set steady pace, headed just over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 16l behind Lady Crossmar (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Pieman's Girl 16-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 6th of 9, 8l behind Alzanti (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Shamardyh (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, effort when not clear run over 1f out, soon clipped heels and unseated rider, in a race won by Honey Meadow (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol, 8 ran.