TIGHT KNIT failed to land the odds when third over track and trip last month but both the winner and runner-up have subsequently boosted the form. James Tate's colt can make amends by landing this. Makinson Lane won a maiden here in February but finished behind Apache Rising when the latter was third over course and distance last time and Bryan Smart's charge looks a danger. Luv U Whatever had Loki's Strike five lengths behind when winning an apprentices' race here last week and avoids a penalty but this is much tougher and he'll need to improve further if he's to follow up in this grade.
Tight Knit (USA) 7-2 (9-7) Dwelt in rear, headway 2f out, soon ridden and kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 8l behind Swing Easy (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Makinson Lane (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, unable to quicken and switched right over 1f out, driven and stayed on towards finish, last of 4, 1 3/4l behind Mixed Message (8-13) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Apache Rising 9-4 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed entering final 2f, bumped over 1f out, still every chance until not quicken towards finish, 3rd of 4, 1/2l behind Mixed Message (8-13) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Loki's Strike 7-2 (9-4) Slowy away, raced wide in touch 6f out, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Luv U Whatever (8-13) at Southwell 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Out Of The Blocks 13-2 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, took keen hold, effort 3f out, not much room over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Ingleby Symphony (8-13) at Ayr 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Luv U Whatever 9-4fav (8-13) Prominent, ridden to dispute lead from over 1f out, asserted near finish, won at Southwell 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Ivy Port (8-8) by 1l, 7 ran.