Oasis Dancer had to dig deep to land his hat-trick in Listed company over 6f here last month. Runner-up Fratellino re-opposes, though he's disappointed since, and both may struggle up against a quartet of smart sprinters making their comeback. Borderlescott is one of those and the veteran sprinter will be hard to beat if at his best, while Medicean Man showed good progress last year and makes more appeal than Italian Group 3 winner Spirit Quartz, who has his first start for Robert Cowell. However, NOBLE STORM scored at Newbury on last season's reappearance and went on to win a Listed race at Haydock in May. He has a long absence to overcome but Ed McMahon will have him ready to go and he gets the nod.
Oasis Dancer 6-5fav (9-0) Raced wide close up, carried right bend 2f out, led insided final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Feb beating Fratellino (9-0) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Bajan Tryst (USA) 4-1 (8-11) Broke well, led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Oasis Dancer (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f stks (3yo+) (4) pol in Dec.
Blue Jack 20-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 7l behind Rock Jock (9-0) at Chester 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in Jul.
Borderlescott 7-2fav (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 9th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Masamah (9-0) at York 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Jul.
Even Stevens 13-8fav (9-2) Led 1f, prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, ran on, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Woolfall Sovereign (8-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-100 (2) fbs in Jan.
Fratellino 9-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 5l behind Alben Star (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Medicean Man 16-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 13th of 16, 13l behind Deacon Blues (9-0) at Ascot 6f Grp 2 (1) gd in Oct.
Noble Storm (USA) 7-2fav (9-0) Awkward and went left start, chased leaders, chased winner 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 9th of 11, 8l behind Masamah (9-0) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Spirit Quartz (IRE) (8-5) 3rd of 0, 1 3/4l behind Extra (8-3) at Milan(ITY) 6f cond Stakes gd in Oct.
Taajub (IRE) 15-8fav (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden and edged left 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb beating Desert Strike (9-1) by 3/4l, 8 ran.