Dasho looks capable of reversing recent form with Silly Billy on better terms, while last-time-out winners Bosambo, Ninita and Strictly Pink are open to further progress. Insolenceofoffice and Kingscroft are closely matched on recent running and My Lord should run his usual solid race, but they all have to improve if they're to get the better of FRED WILLETTS. David Evans' charge notched up a hat-trick in January and, fresh from a short break, he looks capable of adding to his tally here with an apprentice easing his burden at the top of the weights.
Fred Willetts (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Prominent, lost pace over 4f out, edged left and closed 2f out, ran on under pressure to lead close home, won at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Jan beating Barnet Fair (8-4) by nk, 7 ran.
Ninita 50-1 (9-0) Held up behind in touch, headway on outside 2f out, led inside final furlong, ridden clear final 50 yards, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec beating Always Like This (9-0) by 4l, 6 ran.
Insolenceofoffice (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Held up in touch, chased lading pair over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace, lost 3rd post, 4th of 8, 6l behind Sacrosanctus (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Feb.
My Lord 13-8fav (8-13) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon not going pace of winner, one pace final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Its You Again (9-4) at Kempton 6f 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Bosambo 10-11fav (8-10) Pressed leader until led 2f out, joined inside final furlong, pushed out, readily, won at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol beating Uncle Dermot (8-10) by 1/2l, 4 ran.
Stamp Duty (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Always in rear, 11th of 15, 15l behind Majestic Dream (8-5) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Oct.
Silly Billy (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Led early, took keen hold, soon settled in rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 10l behind Amwell Pinot (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (4) pol.
Kingscroft (IRE) 11-4 (9-1) Slowly into stride, headway on outside 4f out, lost place 2f out, ran on final 100 yards, took 3rd post, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Sacrosanctus (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Feb.
Strictly Pink (IRE) 11-8fav (8-7) Took keen hold, chased leading pair, went 2nd 3f out, led well over 1f out, hung left to inside over 1f out, clear final furlong, easily, won at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Sottovoce (8-7) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Dasho 13-8fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up in rear, ridden and not quicken 2f out, switched right to wide outside well over 1f out, headway on outside over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Silly Billy (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Royal Opera 16-1 (8-7) Always mid-division, 9th of 15, 12l behind Majestic Dream (8-5) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Oct.
Dunmore Boy (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, chased leading pair on outside, wide on bend halfway, weakened over 2f out, 4th of 6, 9l behind Stirling Bridge (9-4) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.