A trappy handicap on paper where even the main protagonists will have something to prove but we'll put our faith in the fact that GAILY NOBLE can turn polytrack form into turf form and score ahead of Diamond Twister and Dubai Crest. The pick ran well in defeat last time behind a well handicapped runner from an in form yard. He's up two pounds for that short head defeat, which seems fair, and with progression likely he should be able to go well although racing on grass will be a new experience for him. Dudai Crest found just one too good last time in a race where the form is beginning to work out well. Despite a three pound mark rise he should still be competitive although there is a suggestion that the ground could be on the quick side. Diamond Twister hasn't shown much on turf in two starts but they came in the early part of his career. He's improved a lot since then and ran to market expectations last time out however his rating looks to be high enough at the moment. Spartan Prince is obviously in good heart after winning a maiden last time but he didn't beat much that day and as a result starts life in this sphere off a high looking mark. More competitive stuff then with Gaily Noble getting the nod.
Gaily Noble (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Tracked winner, ridden to lead narrowly approaching final furlong, soon edged right, edged left and headed near finish, 2nd of 8, shd behind Badge Of Honour (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Dubai Crest 6-1fav (9-6) In touch, headway on outer well over 1f out, edged left and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 16, shd behind Fastnet Storm (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Diamond Twister (USA) 10-3 (9-2) In touch, ridden to press winner from over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, driven and stayed on well, always held by winner, 2nd of 9, ns behind Eastern Aria (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Princability (IRE) 15-2 (8-10) Soon chased winner, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Legislate (8-10) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (4) pol in Mar.
Amethyst Dawn (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Held up, headway on inner over 2f out, weakened over 1f, 13th of 18, 10l behind Henderson Park (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2yo hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Digger Derek (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden halfway, outpaced from over 3f out, last of 4, 10l behind Hunterview (9-4) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Mar.
Tarzan (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged left 2f out, went 2nd entering final furlong, hung right and lost 2nd towards finish, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Appraisal (9-3) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Sep.
Spartan Prince (USA) 6-4fav (8-5) In touch, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating The Staffy (9-12) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Solo Choice 33-1 (9-3) Always in rear, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 18l behind Big Bound (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.