Plenty with claims in a highly competitive handicap but we'll play safe and plump for REWARDED. Handed a walkover at Sandown last month, he was effectively making his seasonal debut when scoring at Newmarket a fortnight ago and will appreciate today's extra distance. Others arriving on the back of a win include the returning Thomas Chippendale and the Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned pair Hajras and Almuftarris while Hurricane In Dubai and Expense Claim were both narrow margin winners last time. Trader Jack and Al Saham disappointed on their latest starts but recent Musselburgh third Clayton can be thrown into the mix in a wide-open affair.
Rewarded 10-3fav (8-12) Prominent, ridden 2f out, ran on to lead post, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs beating Archbishop (9-3) by ns, 11 ran.
Trader Jack 3-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 19l behind Grey Mirage (8-7) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Apr.
Al Saham 7-2fav (9-2) Tracked leader, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 19l behind Letsgoroundagain (9-2) at Pontefract 1m Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Oct.
Clayton 7-2 (9-7) Slowly away in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Prussian (9-0) at Musselburgh 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Poetic Lord 9-2 (9-11) Close up, headway 3f out, pressed winner and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 5l behind Main Sequence (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Thomas Chippendale (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Held up towards rear, smooth headway over 2f out, tracked leader on bit over 1f out, quickened to challenge inside final furlong, shaken up to lead towards finish, won at Leicester 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct beating Went The Day Well (9-3) by nk, 11 ran.
Expense Claim (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon edged right, held on well final 75 yards, won at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Perfect Delight (9-2) by nk, 9 ran.
Humungosaur 14-1 (9-3) Fly leap start, tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 23l behind Model Pupil (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Hajras (IRE) 5-2fav (8-8) Held up in mid-division, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Ripon 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr beating Dance The Rain (8-8) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Almuftarris (USA) Evensfav (9-3) Went right start, raced keenly, tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden and strongly challenged, held on gamely, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr beating Commend (9-3) by nk, 10 ran.
Tidal Way (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 12, 12l behind Paloma's Prince (8-11) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Icelander (USA) 6-4fav (8-9) Tracked leaders, headway on inner over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Strawberrymystique (9-9) by 1l, 11 ran.
Hurricane In Dubai (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Led, clear over 2f out, still 3 lengths ahead over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, held on towards finish, won at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr beating Daliance (9-0) by nk, 14 ran.
Mcvicar 16-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 8th of 11, 17l behind Sparkling Portrait (9-6) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Apr.