Hidden Link finished a well beaten second when stepped up to 1m3f last time but beat a subsequent winner over a shorter trip at Wolverhampton before that. Beau Select keeps threatening to score without actually doing so and Scepticism has yet to win but may have improved since he last raced in October and makes his all-weather debut in this. BYRONESS won her maiden over 7f here and was beaten less than a length in a handicap over a mile at Lingfield last time. Heather Main's filly can race off the same mark today and gets the nod.
Beau Select (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway to mid-division halfway, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd final 50 yards, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Jodies Jem (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Byroness 14-1 (9-0) Keen close up in last place, ridden to go 2nd 2f out, slightly outpaced approaching final furlong, rallied towards finish, 3rd of 4, 1l behind Darkest Night (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Hidden Link 5-2 (9-5) Tracked clear leaders in 3rd, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, no extra, 2nd of 7, 10l behind Rose Ransom (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Scepticism (USA) 7-1 (8-10) Led, driven and headed over 1f out, soon ridden, beaten when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Charlie Em (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct.
Bubbly Bailey 7-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Al Enbess (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Rainford Glory (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Prominent, led 8f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 30l behind Precision Strike (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
World Freight Girl 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Taxiformissbyron (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.