Spark Of Genius escaped a penalty for winning an apprentices race over track and trip but failed to take advantage back at this track last time. He's 6lb higher today while an 8lb rise for an easy win at Kempton proved the undoing of Shaunas Spirit on his latest start. AL FREEJ may have been all out to hang on for victory over a mile at Lingfield last month but she was four lengths clear entering the final furlong and can follow up over this shorter trip. Zing Wing may do better with a 7lb claimer on board and a first-time visor applied.
Al Freej (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Made all, clear over 5f out to 2f out, soon ridden, held on when hard pressed final 75 yards, won at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan beating Abigails Angel (9-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Shaunas Spirit (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Led, hard ridden when strongly challenged over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded, 8th of 11, 8l behind Diplomatic (8-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Spark Of Genius 6-4fav (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Bassett Road (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Zing Wing 7-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2l behind Classic Colori (9-10) at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol.