Purple Affair disappointed when favourite at Kempton while Athletic may need this but Emman Bee is starting to knock on the door, as is Stag Hill. Hill Of Dreams looks to be heading in the right direction and Arabian Flight won a claimer here earlier in the month, though may struggle to get home over this extra furlong. MASTERS BLAZING ran his best race so far when third at Kempton at the start of the month and should again beat fifth Song Of Joy. A visor should aid his cause here and John Ryan's colt can get off the mark at the eighth time of asking.
Athletic 7-1 (8-8) Led after 2f, hung right from over 3f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Good Morning Star (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Purple Affair (IRE) 5-4fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 10l behind Beauchamp Castle (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Emman Bee (IRE) 4-1 (8-6) Took keen hold soon settled tracking leaders in 4th, good headway travelling well 2f out, disputing lead from over 1f out and throughout final furlong, no extra and held final 50 yards, 2nd of 8, nk behind Dellbuoy (8-6) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Graylyn Valentino 16-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 6th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Bareback (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Hill Of Dreams (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, headed final 50 yards, no extra, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Clodhopper (9-0) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (5) pol in Feb.
King's Future 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 5f out, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2l behind Source Of Light (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Song Of Joy (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on, not able to trouble leaders, 5th of 12, 4l behind Beauchamp Castle (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Masters Blazing 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, not much room over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Beauchamp Castle (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Arabian Flight 8-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo clm stks (6) pol beating Flying Pickets (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Stag Hill (IRE) 3-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on under pressure, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Moataz (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Sudden Wish (IRE) 10-3fav (9-1) Mid-division, bumped and lost place over 2f out, headway and switched right 1f out, staying on when not clear run and hampered inside final furlong, not recover, 6th of 11, 6l behind Johnny Cavagin (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Hurriya 7-1 (8-7) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 26l behind Mon Ami Jolie (9-10) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.