Profile Star went close over track and trip last month when finishing ahead of Desert Strike. The latter went on to score at Wolverhampton and is raised 5lb today. Roy's Legacy remains in fine form having recorded a double over course and distance earlier this year while the likes of Shirley's Pride, Silvanus and Alpha Delta Whisky can all be given a chance on last season's best form on Turf. ASK THE GURU finished well behind Roy's Legacy on his reappearance but went close to catching Gregori here last time. He looks set for a return to winning ways in this lower grade sprint and gets the nod.
Silvanus (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, switched left and some headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 13th of 15, 12l behind Cheveton (9-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Desert Strike 7-2 (9-6) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating Your Gifted (8-2) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Alpha Delta Whisky 16-1 (9-2) Held up, always behind, well beaten final 2f, last of 14, 21l behind Foxy Music (8-9) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Ask The Guru 12-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on to press winner towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Gregori (8-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Roy's Legacy 5-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden on outside 2f out, led 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Iffranesia (9-4) at Kempton 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Profile Star (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Led 2f, tracked leaders, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 14l behind King Bertie (8-11) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Shirley's Pride 9-4 (9-7) Tracked leaders, chased winner entering final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Rock On Candy (9-10) at Ffos Las 5f flls hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Dorback 33-1 (9-4) Broke well, soon short of room and dropped to rear, not a factor after, 8th of 10, 7l behind Ex Ex (9-7) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Pull The Pin (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Keen led after 1f, headed halfway, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 10l behind Sir Geoffrey (8-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.