It should pay to stick with SWEET ORIGIN here. He followed up a maiden win at Wolverhampton when landing the odds on his handicap debut at the same track and there is plenty of scope for further improvement on only his fourth start. Sir Boss has hit a rich vein of form with a hat-trick of C&D wins to his credit. However, he's never won off a mark as high as today's and more is needed, while better was expected from Bedouin Bay after February's win at Wolverhampton but he's faltered in a couple of starts since. Russian George makes most appeal of the remainder with a recent run under his belt.
Arizona John (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Held up in last pair, headway going well over 2f out, ridden and found little inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Captain John Nixon (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Russian George (IRE) 4-1fav (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 10, 5l behind Jawaab (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Bedouin Bay 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Admirable Duque (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcap (4) pol.
Sweet Origin 1-2fav (9-5) Held up in 4th, not clear run 2f out, soon switched right, led, hung left and led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb beating Jeer (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Sir Boss (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) In touch in 5th, headway on outside well over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, held on close home, all out, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Epsom Salts (9-2) by hd, 8 ran.
Clear Sailing 16-1 (9-0) Awkward and steadied start, held up in rear and took keen hold, headway 7f out, led over 5f out, soon headed, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, well behind Jawaab (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Blue Spartan (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 13, 12l behind Brouhaha (8-10) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.