SAM SPADE was fancied to open his account over track and trip last week judged on the betting. He just failed to hold out on that occasion but can make amends in this, probably at the chief expense of Green Special. The latter also went very close on his latest start at Wolverhampton and should be in the mix once again. Beau Select has the beating of Tiger's Home on collateral form, although Julia Feilden's filly will have come on for her reappearance over 7f here, but the remainder look up against it on what they've shown so far.
Green Special (ITY) 3-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up in 5th, driven and headway 2f out, soon ridden, chased leading pair when switched right over 1f out, went 2nd and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind On With The Dance (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
Beau Select (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 5l behind Regal Hawk (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Sam Spade (IRE) 4-5fav (9-7) Soon led, headed 6f out, pressed leader, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 5, nk behind Echo Brava (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Ishisoba 14-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on, 5th of 11, 7l behind Missing Agent (8-7) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Tagalaka (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Outpaced towards rear, never on terms, 12th of 13, 7l behind Shiatsu (9-3) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Tiger's Home 12-1 (8-9) Held up in 6th, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, no impression with winner, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Byroness (8-13) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Whiskey N Stout (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) In touch, not much room entering final 3f, no impression final 2f, 6th of 7, 18l behind Flying Tempo (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.