Darsan may have improved since her latest start in November and could figure on her debut at this track, while Diva Donkey should finish closer this time after her fifth over C&D in December. Profile Storm is worth noting on his debut although breeding suggests he may need a longer trip to show his best and preference is for fellow newcomer COLOUR GUARD. The four-year-old is making his belated debut today and has clearly had his problems, but the 50,000gns gelding is a half-brother to seven winners and can start making up for lost time by taking this.
Colour Guard Shamardal gelding out of Colorvista.
Josie's Dream (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Tracked winner on outer, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 7l behind Burnhope (8-10) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Darsan (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway to 2nd 2f out, every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3l behind Ajdaad (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Profile Storm (IRE) Footstepsinthesand gelding out of Mataji.
Aiaam Al Wafa (IRE) 40-1 (8-7) Dwelt, held up in rear, hung left throughout, never a factor, 7th of 9, 16l behind Samedi (8-7) at Lingfield 1m mdn fll (5) pol in Jan.
Diva Donkey (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Dwelt, raced wide, headway to chase winner 4f out until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 9l behind Fistful of Dollars (9-3) at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec.