Hard to make a strong case for any of these as though the inconsistent Jericho won his maiden at Wolverhampton last time he has yet to put two good runs together, while Crowning Star and Stag Hill have both been placed without looking like winning of late. Irish import Hugenot makes little appeal on his debut for a new trainer so the tentative selection is HILL OF DREAMS. She followed up a Kempton maiden win with a good effort behind Clodhopper at the same track on Wednesday and may be open to further progress.
Hugenot (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Held up, 6th halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace into 4th 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Harry Trotter (9-5) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Jan.
Jericho (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Awkward leaving stalls, tracked leaders, ridden to press leader over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Bond Style (9-3) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Hill Of Dreams (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, headed final 50 yards, no extra, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Clodhopper (9-0) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (5) pol in Feb.
Crowning Star (IRE) 2-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, headed just inside final furlong, soon one pace, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Clean Bowled (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Feb.
Song Of Joy (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 9l behind Madgenta (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Stag Hill (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Mid-division, dropped to rear over 4f out, stayed on final furlong, never near leaders, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind News Desk (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Emma Jean (IRE) 22-1 (8-5) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 11, 21l behind Sweet Ovation (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.