Willie Muir's Ever So Bold made an encouraging return on the Polytrack at Wolverhampton earlier this month and has every chance if able to reproduce a similar level of form back on turf, while recent course winner Al Jaadl is not certain to appreciate the step up to a mile and a better bet looks to be THE SHUFFLER. Gary Moore's gelding was a good winner at Brighton three starts ago, has run well in defeat in both starts since then in handicaps at Windsor and he looks worth siding with in this company to resume winning ways. Mark Johnston's Omaruru remains a maiden and looks best watched, while Harry Dunlop's Santa Margherita has similarly yet to open her account from admittedly just three starts. Mick Channon's White Dart is capable but inconsistent and preference is for The Shuffler, who can resume winning ways.
Al Jaadl 11-1 (8-9) Raced wide, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 6l behind Sharedah (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo fll stks (5) gf.
Ever So Bold 8-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Tamtara (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
First In The Queue (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Ridden 4f out, always towards rear, 11th of 15, 25l behind Lost In The Moment (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Omaruru (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Led, pushed along and headed over 3f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out, last of 6, 20l behind Gold Rules (9-7) at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Rare Malt (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, ridden in rear 3f out, never a factor, last of 12, 17l behind Avon River (9-8) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Santa Margherita 10-1 (8-12) Took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along, hung left over 2f out, hard driven over 1f out, no extra, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Avon Lady (8-12) at Brighton 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Oct.
The Shuffler 5-2fav (8-11) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway and edged right over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Avon River (9-4) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
White Dart 5-1 (9-4) Soon chased leader, led just inside final 3f, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, no extra final 100 yards, 6th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Trewarthenick (8-13) at Chepstow 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Wild Rockette 25-1 (9-5) With leaders, led 6f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 17l behind Lost In The Moment (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.