If he comes in preference to an entry at Leicester on Thursday then Amazing King would have strong claims judged on his Musselburgh win last time, but with that in doubt we will side with DAZZLING BEGUM, who can get the better of Ubiquitous. The last-named remains a maiden after 14 starts but has gone close to winning on at least three occasions, one of which was over course and distance and on fast ground. Her return run may have just been a pipe-opener and with the stable going well we could see much more this time. Vinces has the ability to go very well from this mark, but he seems to reserve his best efforts for Lingfield and over 10f, so we will take him on today. Starburst has a bit to prove on turf but stays well and money for him would be interesting with David Probert up, though we prefer Dazzling Begum. Jeff Pearce's mare has two course wins to her name and acts on the ground. She is weighted to be very competitive again today and we take her to go in again.
Amazing King (IRE) 6-4fav (8-12) Led, headed 9f out, tracked leader, challenged 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden clear entering final furlong, comfortably, won at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Birkside (9-1) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Vinces 8-1 (9-3) Mid-division on outside, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 12l behind Beaubrav (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Starburst 16-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, one pace, 5th of 8, 7l behind Bollin Freddie (8-2) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Dazzling Begum 15-2 (8-3) Held up in 8th and off the pace, headway over 2f out, going well when switched left well over 1f out, strong run to lead 1f out, pushed along and quickened clear inside final furlong, won at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Bedarra Boy (8-11) by 2l, 11 ran.
Dora Explora 80-1 (9-4) Awkward and steadied start, held up last, tailed off over 3f out, 9th of 11, 29l behind Dazzling Begum (8-3) at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Ubiquitous 9-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 3f out, weakened approaching final furlong, eased, 4th of 5, 20l behind Inquisitress (8-6) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Catholic Hill (USA) 16-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, in touch, ridden to dispute modest 3rd 2f out, plugged on in 4th, no chance with leading trio, 4th of 11, 8l behind Le Corvee (8-1) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp (6) gf.
Valkyrie (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, effort 4f out, soon ridden, never on terms, 6th of 14, 15l behind Cold Turkey (9-11) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.