The betting suggested Biotic would improve on his reappearance and he duly obliged over track and trip. CRAZEE DIAMOND also scored on her latest start when winning easily at Wolverhampton. Mick Channon's filly gets a tentative vote to go in again though Android had gone close at Lingfield before disappointing last time and also has strong claims. Maiden winner Monashka Bay was unfancied in the betting for his handicap debut and ran accordingly but both Smidgen and Shrewd Bob are worth noting handicapping for the first time today.
Android (IRE) 9-4 (8-11) Broke well, tracked leader, effort over 1f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Castorienta (8-6) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Crazee Diamond 9-4 (8-7) Tracked leaders on inside, travelling well 2f out, soon 2nd, led over 1f out, shaken up and clear final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar beating Jan Van Hoof (8-13) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Shrewd Bob (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Prominent early, held up, not much room over 2f out, headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final 100 yards, stayed on, not able to reach winner, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Jolly Red Jeanz (8-9) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
Smidgen (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Led, took field towards far side over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Idea (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Caminel (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Off the pace in 6th, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Biscuiteer (8-12) at Lingfield 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Monashka Bay (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Close up when short of room and took keen hold after 1f, soon dropped to rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Almargo (9-6) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Biotic 5-4fav (9-7) Made all, ridden and ran on final furlong, won at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar beating Jalebi (9-6) by 2l, 11 ran.
Syrian Pearl 12-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 8, 11l behind Firecruise (9-4) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.