This looks between a couple of recent C&D maiden winners. Smileswithhiseyes was getting weight from the hot favourite Misfer last time and took advantage when popping up at 33/1. NINGARA was a more impressive winner when scoring with plenty in hand last month and he gets the nod to follow-up on his handicap bow. First Sargeant and Misleading Promise have a bit to find to get involved though the former has more scope for improvement.
Ningara 7-2fav (9-3) Led early, tracked leading pair on inner, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec beating Mallory Heights (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Smileswithhiseyes (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov beating Misfer (8-13) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
First Sargeant 12-1 (9-3) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 4l behind Staffhoss (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Dec.
Misleading Promise (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Prominent, led over 2f out, soon driven clear, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 11, nk behind Pairumani Prince (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.