Plenty with solid claims in a tricky opener. Midnight Sequel bids for a hat-trick off a 4lb higher mark after a couple of victories at Kempton. She looks sure to be in the mix again and Time Square won't be far away though he's 5lb higher than when landing a double in February. Gabrial's Hope is another to consider if at his best, but it could be SHIRATAKI's turn to come good and Peter Hiatt's charge gets another chance off his current mark. Smirfy's Silver faded over a longer trip last time but scored over today's distance at Wolverhampton before that and can also be given a shout.
Shirataki (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, chased leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 7l behind Scary Movie (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Time Square (FR) (0-0) 5th of 18 Tenor D'ylea (0-0) at Caen(FR) 1m 4f trotting race std in Mar.
Gabrial's Hope (FR) 10-1 (8-11) Went left start, behind, some headway over 1f out, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 13l behind Tidy Affair (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Midnight Sequel 3-1fav (8-13) Dwelt, in touch, ridden and headway to lead over 1f out, kept on, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar beating Beggers Belief (8-13) by 1l, 11 ran.
Silver Six 14-1 (8-11) Always in rear, 13th of 14, 14l behind Irene Kennet (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Smirfy's Silver 20-1 (8-8) Dwelt, pulled hard rear, headway on inside over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 7, 8l behind The Blue Dog (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Madam Tessa (IRE) 18-1 (9-1) Always in rear, 9th of 11, 22l behind Bute Street (9-5) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Silver Marizah (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders and keen, weakened over 4f out, 6th of 10, 12l behind Maslak (10-3) at Southwell 1m 6f am hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Mar.