Despite the fact he was turned over at 1/4 last time out, JARROW ran well considering how fast he went and looks worth siding with again ahead of Freddie's Girl and Yer Woman. Mark Johnston's colt won a maiden very impressively on his second start before jockey Greg Fairley asked him to go far too quickly in a conditions race over seven furlongs. Unsurprisingly the son of Shamardal faded late on, but he shouldn't be given up on yet especially as he's bred to come into his own now aged three. A mark of 83 appears fair enough and the yard continue in decent form, so dropping back to six furlongs and with Joe Fanning taking over in the saddle a big run is expected. This does have the makings of a competitive handicap however, with both Freddie's Girl and Yer Woman afforded respect. The last-named represents the bang in-form yard of Richard Hannon and won a course and distance handicap late last year. She then returned to the track over a furlong further at the beginning of March but had plenty go against her and had to settle for fifth, but better is expected back over a sprint trip with that run under the belt. That said, the filly might just prove to be a couple of pounds too high in the weights and a bigger threat may come in the shape of Freddie's Girl who herself is a course and distance winner. She's 7lbs higher now having gone up a shade for taking second last time, but these look her optimum conditions and a big run is likely. Private Otley has left his juvenile form well behind this year in taking two of his last three and has claims in receipt of plenty of weight, whilst Athwaab isn't too badly treated but is more exposed than most. Kylladdie has work to do with Private Otley despite the revised terms, Transfixed hides nothing from the assessor and can be opposed with confidence whilst Little Perisher disappointed last time. This is a decent little contest and one that provides Jarrow with a good chance to get back to winning ways.
Yer Woman (IRE) 5-1 (9-13) Held up in rear, not clearest of runs from 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Amary (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Jarrow (IRE) 1-4fav (9-3) Led, challenged from 2f out, soon ridden, headed and weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3l behind Transfixed (8-9) at Lingfield 7f 2yo stks (3) pol in Nov.
Transfixed (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Prominent, led after 1f, headed over 3f out, soon under pressure, weakened, 8th of 11, 9l behind Edinburgh Knight (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Freddie's Girl (USA) 4-1 (9-2) Led, ridden 2f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Private Olley (8-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Little Perisher 16-1 (8-11) Soon pressed leader, pushed along well over 2f out, still pressing leaders 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 6th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Amary (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Dusty Spirit 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 20, 4 1/2l behind Dubai Set (9-4) at Doncaster 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
Athwaab 10-1 (8-7) Made all, ridden and edged right from over 1f out, ran on well, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb beating Lucky Mellor (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Kylladdie 7-2 (8-13) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Private Olley (8-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Private Olley 6-1 (8-6) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, asserted final strides, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Freddie's Girl (9-2) by 3/4l, 6 ran.