Mairise has only raced on Polytrack and has shown nothing special but his pedigree suggests he should do better in his second season over this sort of trip. Dalarosso made a reasonable handicap debut on soft ground at Nottingham and should be suited by this quicker ground. Pershing makes his handicap bow and had the cobwebs blow off at Kempton last month but Thurayaat looked a bit high in the weights at Lingfield following her Wolverhampton victory. After a promising reappearance at Wolverhampton, the front-running Shimba Hills was expected to go one better at Nottingham but couldn't keep up the gallop once headed. ROOKERY has had a couple of recent runs on Polytrack which didn't appear to suit and with a longer trip and more emphasis on stamina he can improve enough to take this.
Crystal Pearl 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway 6f out, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, edged left close home, stayed on, won at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov beating Lisamour (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Thurayaat 9-2 (9-1) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway on inside over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Sequined (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Lucky Visione 10-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and effort over 2f out, never on terms, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Killing Time (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Shimba Hills 3-1fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, chased leader after 1f, led over 5f out, clear 4f out until over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final 2f, no chance with very easy winner, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Secret Pursuit (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Pershing 14-1 (8-8) Keen close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 6l behind Arab Spring (10-0) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Rookery (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Raced wide close up, ridden 3f out, slightly outpaced 2f out, driven and kept on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 5, 6l behind L'avenue (8-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Mairise 9-2 (9-5) In touch, lost place over 3f out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 10l behind Examiner (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Masterpaver 8-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Storm Force Ten (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Galaxy 25-1 (9-5) Led, pushed along and headed over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 6th of 10, 25l behind Hymenaios (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Mar.
Dalarosso 20-1 (9-7) Started slowly, soon racing in mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders 3f out, ridden and not quicken well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Old Town Boy (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Zephyr 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and slightly outpaced over 2f out, soon edged left to far rail, rallied inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Bobby Benton (9-5) at Southwell 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Mar.