MISS AIX wasn't unduly stretched to win a soft ground handicap at Warwick on her reappearance and Michael Bell's filly is taken to follow up as the form looks slightly superior to that of Night And Dance. The latter scored on her return at Bath last week and looks to have every chance, however, as does last season's three-time winner Dragonera if she's ready for action on her seasonal bow. Maven went close behind Smart Step, who runs earlier on the card, at Beverley last time and makes more appeal than February's Polytrack winner Sail Home of the others.
Miss Aix 7-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd 5f out, taken to stands side straight, ridden over 1f out, led entering final furlong, stayed on, won at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Follow The Flag (8-7) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Provisional 66-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 9l behind Captivator (8-12) at Kempton 1m fll lst stks (1) pol.
Lady Chaparral 7-1 (9-12) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 15, 18l behind Suhaili (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Dragonera 20-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind Yasir (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Night And Dance (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Bath 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gs beating Tidal Run (8-11) by 2l, 5 ran.
Battery Power 6-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 10l behind Knightly Escapade (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Sail Home 9-4fav (9-4) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, effort entering final furlong, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb beating Isdaal (8-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Maven 13-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, chased winner final 100 yards, just held near finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Smart Step (9-5) at Beverley 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) sft.