Young Jackie has the best recent form but over longer distances and failed in her bid to land a hat-trick here last month. Indian Violet carries a penalty for last week's victory although this doesn't look much tougher but Sinchiroka has struggled since winning in lesser company at Wolverhampton in January. Avon Supreme steps up a grade on the back of a second at Kempton but a tentative vote goes the way of EXOPUNTIA, also a recent runner-up at Kempton with first-time blinkers fitted today and a decent apprentice on board.
Indian Violet (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and effort on inside 1f out, soon challenged, led final 75 yards, just held on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb beating Lieutenant Dan (9-4) by ns, 10 ran.
Confirmed 33-1 (9-5) Steadied start, took keen hold in rear, never nearer, 8th of 11, 12l behind Time Square (8-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Sinchiroka (FR) 9-2 (9-4) Soon led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Yourinthewill (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Young Jackie 6-1 (9-0) In touch, headway over 2f out, effort between horses entering final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Sommersturm (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.
Exopuntia 8-1 (9-4) Chase dleader until 2f out, chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 6l behind Flamborough Breeze (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Avon Supreme 20-1 (8-11) Led, clear halfway, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Lytham (9-6) at Kempton 1m app hcp (0-50) (7) pol in Feb.
Salient 16-1 (8-12) Led at strong pace, kicked on 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind Flamborough Breeze (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Total Obsession 66-1 (8-0) Behind and soon pushed along, ridden 2f out, never able to challenge, 9th of 10, 8l behind Indian Violet (8-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.