Plenty with claims in a competitive sprint but it could pay to stick with one of the recent maiden winners. TANGHAN was having his first start since August when scoring at Lingfield last month and there is much more to come from Richard Fahey's charge if last summer's debut second at York is anything to go by. Keene's Pointe also won at Lingfield and is another with plenty of scope who should go well while Blazing Knight's Kempton victory looks stronger form than Sewn Up's recent win over track and trip. Midnight Dream also has a shout and makes more appeal than Hazza The Jazza who is upped in class today.
Blackdown Spirit 13-2 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Melbourne Memories (8-12) at Ascot 6f 2yo aut (2) sft in Oct.
Keene's Pointe 7-4fav (9-5) Tracked leading pair, ridden and effort on inside over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong to lead final 100 yards, won at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan beating Irish Dream (9-0) by 1l, 6 ran.
Blazing Knight (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Held up last, headway under pressure over 1f out, carried left inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, driven ahead post, won at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan beating Lucky Di (9-7) by ns, 5 ran.
Midnight Dream (FR) 25-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Rene Mathis (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Tanghan (IRE) 4-11fav (8-12) Made virtually all, driven clear inside final furlong, redily, won at Lingfield 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan beating Jermatt (9-13) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Sylvia Pankhurst (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Mid-division, went 3rd over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 5l behind George Rooke (9-7) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Sewn Up 10-3 (8-11) Held up, took keen hold, headway over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, squeezed though between horses to challenge inside final furlong, very cheekily, won at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan beating Danziger (9-8) by 1l, 8 ran.
Hazza The Jazza 5-2 (8-6) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on same pace, last of 3, 4 1/2l behind Ashamaly (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Sylvia's Diamond 150-1 (8-7) Set strong pace, soon clear, headed over 2f out, weakened quickly, eased over 1f out, last of 10, 28l behind Red Dragon (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.