Like the majority of these, HELMSLEY FLYER is not the most reliable, but he won with plenty to spare over 1m4f here last Saturday. He should stay this longer trip and may reverse earlier running with Blazing Desert. The latter also steps up in distance after a second over 1m6f at this track last month. Well Owd Mon produced a strong finish over 1m4f on his latest start and nearly caught the winner Grandiloquent. He makes more appeal than previous course and distance winner Fade To Grey as the veteran is having his first start since 2012.
Blazing Desert 15-2 (9-7) Held up in touch, not clear run 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 11, nk behind Tokyo Brown (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Fade To Grey (IRE) 9-4fav (9-4) In touch in mid-division, pushed along and lost place over 4f out, well beaten over 2f out, last of 10, 17l behind Reillys Daughter (8-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun '12.
Helmsley Flyer (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Prominent, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Sian Gwalia (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Dubara Reef (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Led until 5f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind High On A Hill (9-8) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Excellent News (IRE) 66-1 (8-2) Held up, ridden and some headway on outside well over 2f out, edged left and no impression over 1f out, 7th of 11, 12l behind Tokyo Brown (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Well Owd Mon 7-2 (8-4) Held up towards rear, behind over 3f out, headway on outside well over 1f out, soon edged left, ran on inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 9, hd behind Grandiloquent (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Sir Frank Morgan (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, well beaten final 3f, 13th of 14, 31l behind Mister Impatience (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct '12.
Amberjam (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Went right start outpaced, never on terms, 5th of 8, 38l behind Crow Down (9-10) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Dec.