Stand Guard failed to land the odds here on Tuesday when seven lengths behind the resurgent Trans Sonic and OVERRULE looks a safer option. The latter has a bit to find at the weights on today's terms but landed a handicap in good style over C&D a fortnight ago and gets the vote. Maslak has been in decent form on the Polytrack though it's some time since he won on this surface, while Jodaura has yet to race on the Fibresand and was well beaten on his only previous attempt at 1m4f. Davana and Dawn Mystery look up against it in this company.
Maslak (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Set steady pace, ridden and tried to quicken 2f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Spiritual Art (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Overrule (USA) 7-2 (9-4) Settled in rear, smooth headway over 4f out, soon chasing leaders, shaken up to lead entering final furlong, soon clear, easily, won at Southwell 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Feb beating Kingaroo (8-7) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Stand Guard 4-11fav (9-1) In touch, headway to chase leading pair over 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, no impression, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Trans Sonic (8-8) at Southwell 1m 3f sell stks (6) fbs.
Jordaura 2-1fav (9-1) Clipped heels soon after start, in touch, headway to track leaders 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 7l behind Daniel Thomas (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol in Feb.
Davana 11-2 (9-2) Always in rear, struggling from halfway, last of 9, well behind Hindu Kush (9-7) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Mar '11.
Dawn Mystery 50-1 (10-5) Towards rear, ridden 6f out, tailed off 3f out, last of 12, well behind Lil Ella (10-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.