SUPERNOVERRE is the tentative selection ahead of Dispol Diva and Shifting Gold. The switch up to 1m4f seems to have brought about plenty of improvement and in what is not a hot contest, his form reads as solidly as any. Dispol Diva won a claimer at Southwell over 1m3f. She was backed at longer odds on the day so it clearly wasn't a complete surprise. Shifting Gold stunk in the market at Southwell and those vibes were not wrong. He may be best if given a soft lead but that last effort was lamentable. Amazing Blue Sky is a regular in plating contests. The step up in trip does not appear particularly obvious. Milemilia is first time out in a handicap so the market needs to be monitored. Orphanned Annie has ran well at the track previously and while out of the handicap, it would be folly to dismiss her as a complete no hoper. Supernoverre could have more to offer and as a consequence, is put forward as our pick today.
Orsippus (USA) 20-1 (9-4) Steadied start, keen, held up in last place, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 5l behind Badge of Honour (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Mar.
Supernoverre (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Held up in last pair, ridden and headway over 2f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Mar beating Royal Society (8-6) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Milemilia (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, disputed lead over 1f out, every chance, one pace and lost 2nd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Rupestrian (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) pol in Mar.
Shaker Style (USA) 6-1 (8-11) Soon led, set steady pace, quickened 3f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 6, 4l behind Dubai Storming (9-4) at W'hampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Mar.
Shifting Gold (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Chased leader, reminders after 2f, weakened halfway, last of 7, 42l behind Miss Christophene (8-10) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp (5) fbs in Feb.
Amazing Blue Sky 11-4 (9-5) Soon led, ridden 3f out, headed well over 1f out, soon outpaced by winner, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Swiss Art (9-5) at Southwell 1m 3yo sll (6) fbs in Mar.
Dispol Diva 7-2 (8-4) Broke well, raced keen early, steadied to rear 9f out, improved to 3rd over 3f out, good headway to lead 3f out, soon clear, ran on, won at Southwell 1m 3f 3yo clm (6) fbs in Mar beating Augusta Gold (9-2) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
Orphaned Annie 9-2fav (8-9) Towards rear, chased along halfway, some late headway, never reached challenging position, 7th of 14, 18l behind Thewaytosanjose (8-3) at Southwell 1m 2yo hcp (6) fbs in Dec.