Birdy Boy left his previous form behind to win at Southwell last week but has something to prove back on this surface under a penalty. FLYING TEMPO makes more appeal as he won over a mile here in January and stayed 1m2f well enough when behind good yardstick Gabrial The Duke at Lingfield last time. Shearian has a bit to find with the selection on earlier running and has since won at Kempton where he beat Whiskey N Stout and Ceekay's Girl. He can figure again but Warrant Officer has yet to show any improvement for his slide down the weights.
Shearian 4-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 6f out, ridden 2f out, kept on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 4, 3/4l behind Minimee (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Flying Tempo 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no impression (promoted to 2nd), 2nd of 5, 3l behind Gabrial The Duke (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f Apprentice Handicap (0-65) (3yo) (6) pol in Feb.
Warrant Officer 8-1 (8-7) Held up in 4th, chased leading pair over 2f out to over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Entrapping (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Feb.
Birdy Boy (USA) 6-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, led entering final 3f, clear over 1f out, pushed out, comfortable, won at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs beating Conversing (9-6) by 8l, 6 ran.
Whiskey N Stout (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Held up in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no threat, 8th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Shearian (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Downright Dizzie 100-1 (8-9) Always in rear, 10th of 15, 23l behind Mar Mar (8-12) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Nov.
Silver Fawn (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, steadied rear after 1f, switched right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Yellow Mountain (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb.
Ceekay's Girl 25-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, no headway, 13th of 14, 7l behind Shearian (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.