Shaolin was a losing favourite over 7f here on his return from layoff. He should be sharper today and confirm superiority with Two No Bids and Hammer Shaft but may find Lily Edge too good. The latter made a promising debut behind Maxi Dress over track and trip last month but has to give plenty of weight to a couple of three-year-old newcomers in King Bertie and GAMBOLLING DEN. The former is worth noting but the latter is a half-brother to multiple all-weather winner Mutual Regard and he gets the nod to make a winning start.
Fleeting Indian (IRE) 100-1 (9-11) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 38l behind Magical Kingdom (8-4) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Lily Edge 66-1 (9-13) Started slowly, in rear, ridden halfway, still last and plenty to do 2f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd post, finished well but no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Maxi Dress (8-7) at Lingfield 1m mdn fll (5) pol in Jan.
Al Sulaimi (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Started very slowly, outpaced and always in rear, last of 10, 27l behind Regal Hawk (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Gambolling Den (IRE) Indian Haven colt out of Hidden Charm.
Hammer Shaft (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Always last pair, never on terms, last of 9, 9l behind Black Dave (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
King Bertie (IRE) Clodovil gelding out of Jouel.
Shaolin (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders, went 3rd going well 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Black Dave (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Two No Bids (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) In touch in 6th, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, brief rally on inside over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind Black Dave (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.