Plenty in with a chance in this as the likes of Mcconnell and Beautiful Day have been in winning form here recently and Masai Moon suggested he'd be scoring soon when only beaten a head at Kempton last time. However, a couple of less-exposed types may fight this one out. Great Expectations opened his account over 7f in December and looks to have every chance with further improvement likely but COLOUR GUARD was a comfortable winner of an apprentice race over C&D last week and Mark Johnston's gelding can go in again as he escapes a penalty.
Masai Moon 10-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on and headed close home, 2nd of 10, hd behind Chilli Green (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Beautiful Day 10-11fav (9-10) Chased leaders, led over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, soon clear, ran on well, won at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Dec beating St Oswald (9-9) by 7l, 7 ran.
Follow The Flag (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 16l behind Admirable Duque (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Majuro (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Raced wide, towards rear, ridden and kept on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Titan Triumph (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Colour Guard 4-9fav (9-7) Rider removed blind late, slowly away, headway to track leaders after 1f, joined leaders on outer over 3f out, led 3f out, in command from over 1f out, eased final furlong, comfortably, won at Southwell 1m app hcp 0-75 (5) fbs beating Sir George (9-1) by 3l, 5 ran.
Great Expectations 8-11fav (9-3) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd travelling well 2f out, led over 1f out, came clear final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec beating Pulsatilla (8-12) by 3l, 6 ran.
King Of Windsor (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) In rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 7th of 10, 7l behind Megalala (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
McConnell (USA) 9-4 (9-4) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Southwell 1m sell stks (6) fbs in Feb beating River Ardeche (9-4) by 1l, 4 ran.
Mozayada (USA) 20-1 (9-4) Held up, headway on inside 4f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 11, 5l behind All Right Now (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jun.