Lightning Launch won on his reappearance at Musselburgh and was just touched off on his handicap debut at Ripon. He's 3lb higher here but the drop back to 7f is probably in his favour. Surge Ahead will strip fitter for his run at Lingfield but Marshland only won a modest maiden at Southwell last month. FLEETING SMILE was a progressive filly last year and has conditions in her favour on her return to action. She should have the class to defy top weight. Tantshi ended last season in Listed company and is also worth a second look.
Fleeting Smile (USA) 7-1 (9-2) Led 1f, prominent, led again over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Annecdote (8-8) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Tantshi (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Keen close up, effort over 1f out, soon every chance, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 4l behind Need You Now (8-12) at Newbury 7f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) hvy in Oct.
Lightning Launch (IRE) 13-2 (8-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge winner entering final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Country Western (8-13) at Ripon 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Surge Ahead (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden 2f out, effort when hampered just inside final furlong, switched right, stayed on, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Intimidate (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Ceelo 100-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression on leaders, 9th of 13, 8l behind Zanetto (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 3yo aut stk (2) gd in Apr.
Sanjuro (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Keen in touch, lost place halfway, soon in rear, not clear run over 1f out, kept on, 8th of 12, 5l behind Moviesta (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Apr.
Marshland 7-2 (9-2) Tracked leading pair, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 9l behind Shebebi (9-3) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Apr.