Brian Meehan has only just got started for the year but has already struck winning form and CRAFTY ROBERTO can add to the tally. A well-connected son of Intikhab, he made a very promising debut at Kempton late last month before just failing to hold the late thrust of Ruby Brook over a mile at Lingfield nine days ago. He'll be very difficult to beat here though Mark Johnston introduces a choicely-bred type in Falmouth Bay, a half-brother to several winners and out of a high-class USA mare. Sofias Number One steps up to this trip after a couple of fair runs over 6f but Miss Firefox will need to improve on her run here last month to take a hand.
Crafty Roberto 5-4fav (9-3) Led, ridden and hung left over 1f out, hung right well inside final furlong, outstayed and headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Ruby Brook (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Falmouth Bay (USA) Elusive Quality colt out of Halo America.
Ivy And Gold 20-1 (8-12) Disputed 2nd until over 3f out, driven over 2f out, kept pressing for 2nd but no chance with winner, last of 3, 9l behind So Is She (8-13) at Southwell 7f 3yo sell stks (6) fbs.
Rafaaf (IRE) Royal Applause colt out of Sciunfona.
Sofias Number One (USA) 7-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, slightly outpaced over 1f out, driven and stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 2l behind National Hope (8-9) at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Broughtons Fawn 28-1 (8-8) Started slowly and went badly left leaving stalls, always in rear, last of 6, 20l behind May's Boy (9-5) at Kempton 7f 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Miss Firefox 8-1 (9-0) Always prominent, ridden to challenge well over 1f out, soon one pace, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Malpas Missile (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Unwrapit (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leader until over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 13l behind Idiom (9-0) at Newcastle 6f 2yo fll mdn (4) gf in May.