FUSAICHI FLYER is selected here ahead of Royal Torbo, Spice Fair and Temple Fair in a very competitive handicap. Roger Charlton's gelding has shaped with promise in all four of his starts and he looked as if he was ready for this longer trip when fourth to Kinky Afro here last month. That run should have put him spot on and a bold bid is expected off this lower mark of 62. If we ignore Royal Torbo's poor fibresand run last time out then he looks interesting, as does Spice Fair who is unexposed and capable of better now handicapping. New Den and Always De One are more experienced and each comes here in good nick after solid efforts in defeat behind Bubbly Braveheart last time out. Temple Fair improved for a test of stamina last time so his jockey will be keen to ensure that this is run at a true gallop, Chateau Zara is interesting on her handicap bow off a mark of 56, whilst Tallawalla could easily improve for the longer trip this afternoon. New Den is yet another to consider coming here on the back of a solid effort in defeat. The market could provide some useful clues, however we are happy to plump for Fusaichi Flyer.
Mnarani (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Soon led, headed over 5f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 6l behind New Christmas (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Spice Fair 9-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 6l behind Into Wain (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Feb.
New Den 20-1 (8-13) Led, ridden over 2f out, joined 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Bubbly Braveheart (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Fusaichi Flyer (USA) 13-2 (8-9) Held up, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Kinky Afro (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Royal Torbo (KSA) 12-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along to chase leaders, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 23l behind First Post (9-3) at Southwell 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb.
Tallawalla (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Held up mid-division, lost place well over 2f out, last of 7, 12l behind Kinky Afro (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Temple Fair (USA) 4-1 (8-3) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, outpaced from over 1f out, held on well for 2nd, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Keenes Royale (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Chateau Zara 50-1 (8-3) Led until headed 2f out, chased winner until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 9l behind Peadar Miguel (8-8) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.
Rock Of Eire 20-1 (8-4) Held up in touch in last trio, hampered over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 15l behind Keenes Royale (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Always De One 5-1 (8-6) Tracked winner, pushed along to challenge when carried badly right well over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 1l behind Bubbly Braveheart (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Dinkie Short 16-1 (9-0) In touch, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 16l behind Shark Man (8-11) at Kempton 7f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Usquaebach 33-1 (8-4) Always behind, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 17l behind Wanchai Whisper (8-7) at Kempton 5f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Captain Cool (IRE) 11-1 (8-5) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Chink Of Light (8-5) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Feb.