Alan McCabe's Tamarind Hill has run some reasonable races here in recent starts but the son of Shamardal remains a maiden after 16 outings and he may have to settle for minor honours behind BANDEAR, who gets the vote over Hill Of Miller. Rae Guest's gelding is another that has yet to win a race but he has shown some ability and the handicapper has given him a chance by dropping him to a career low mark of just 68 ahead of his debut on the Fibresand. Jeremy Glover's Cookie Galore is likely to struggle under the penalty incurred for her win at Wolverhampton earlier this month, while George Baker's Kummel Express has harshly been raised 2lbs for her effort at Lingfield last time. Mark Johnston's Babylonian did not progressed as may have been anticipated as a juvenile last season and has to be of interest on her handicap and Fibresand debut with the yard in such good form but she may have to settle for minor honours again. The vote then goes the way of Bandear who is trained by Clive Brittain, who can do little wrong with his runners at present, so lack of a run since October should not be a worry for the daughter of Royal Applause. She remains a maiden but should handle the Fibresand and looks worth chancing in a race that should not take a great deal of winning.
Babylonian 10-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Bella Swan (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo stks (2) gf in Jul.
Kummel Excess (IRE) 10-3fav (8-9) Chased leaders, effort on outside 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Candyfloss Girl (9-2) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Hill Of Miller (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, headway and edged left over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Midfielder (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Rain On The Wind (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Dwelt in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on, no impression, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Fair Passion (8-8) at Southwell 5f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Feb.
Tealing 12-1 (8-10) Held up, headway 3f out to track leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Set Back (8-12) at Southwell 7f 3yo clm stks (6) fbs.
Bandear (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, lost place 2f out, last of 11, 14l behind Chips O'toole (9-6) at Goodwood 6f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Oct.
Tamarind Hill (IRE) 5-1 (7-11) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, kept on one pace final 2f, 5th of 6, 8l behind Set Back (8-8) at Southwell 6f 3yo clm stks (6) fbs in Feb.
Cookie Galore 5-1 (8-9) Took keen hold early, held up towards rear, good headway on inside well over 1f out, chased leader 1f out, led, edged right and bumped well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Micky's Knock Off (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.