Three-year-old handicaps can be a bit of a lottery at this stage of the season as previous form often goes out of the window with many benefiting from another winter of growth. Singersongwriter has scope, however, having made a winning debut at Doncaster in October. Prospera, second on her final start at Wolverhampton in the autumn, is another likely improver while any market support for Dark Ocean would be significant. Mixed Message won at Catterick in October and followed up at Southwell in February while Ingleby Symphony got the hang of things at the back-end of last year and is still at the right end of the handicap. IVY PORT is having her first run on Turf but that shouldn't be a problem and she made giant strides at Southwell last month. With her fitness guaranteed, Mick Appleby's filly may just be worth a small interest in an open-looking heat.
Singersongwriter 9-2 (8-12) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, led over 1f out, driven clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct beating King of Kudos (9-3) by 2 3/4l, 14 ran.
Gilded Frame 11-4fav (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, ran on, but always looked held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Firstkissoflove (8-5) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Sep.
Dark Ocean (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division and keen, effort and not much room over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Krupskaya (8-12) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (4) hvy in Oct.
Minimee 20-1 (8-8) Close up, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, soon ridden and kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 5l behind Strong Conviction (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Mister Marcasite 10-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 22l behind Mister Impatience (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Mar.
Teolagi (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Held up behind, outpaced and still plenty to do over 2f out, soon switched outside, ridden and edged left inside final 2f, headway over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, edged right towards finish, led post, won at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov beating Red Eight (9-5) by ns, 12 ran.
Prospera (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Chased leader until 2f out, went 2nd again well inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Gworn (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Clement (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) In touch towards rear, wide into straight 2f out, ran on final furlong, went 2nd final strides, not reach winner, 2nd of 7, nk behind The Scuttler (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Curl (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon hard ridden and gradually weakened, 5th of 15, 4l behind The Lark (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo stks (5) sft in Oct.
Mixed Message (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Pressed leader, ridden to lead entering final 2f, soon headed, still every chance when hung left from over 1f out, driven and stayed on to lead again near finish, won at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb beating Kabbaas (9-7) by nk, 4 ran.
Red Four 9-2 (8-6) Held up, ridden over 2f out, kept on, never on terms, 5th of 9, 8l behind Noble Gift (8-13) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) hvy in Oct.
Little Dolly 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, 4th of 5, 16l behind Misleading Promise (8-11) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Ingleby Symphony (IRE) 9-2 (8-8) In touch on inside, chased leading pair over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no impression with winner, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Charlie Em (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct.
Ivy Port 5-1 (8-5) Made all, ridden and drew clear inside final furlong, won at Southwell 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Mar beating Gebayl (9-3) by 5l, 6 ran.