Sharps Gold and Fairly Honest are looking to back up recent Kempton successes here, but we prefer the claims of BOLD DIVA. Tony Carroll's filly will appreciate the step back up to a mile after finishing well over six furlongs last time out. She's the consistent sort who should have won more than once in 33 outings, and with Toby Atkinson claiming five pounds, she's got a pound in hand with the top weights. Sharps Gold won at 40-1 last time out in a classified stakes, but don't expect anything like that price this time around. It wasn't a great race and there'd be questions as to whether that form can be replicated, as she'd not shown a great deal previously. Fairly Honest has weight in hand over most, and broke his maiden tag at the 33rd time of asking in a poor race. Peter Hiatt does well here, and the in-form William Carson comes here for this one scheduled ride. It's not a great contest to get proceedings underway, and we'll be happy to side with Bold Diva.
Gingko Lady (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 8th of 9, 10l behind Quick Single (8-11) at Lingfield 6f mdn stk (5) pol in Feb.
Softly Killing Me 33-1 (8-12) Took keen hold behind leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 11l behind Tajaaweed (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) gs in Oct '07.
Copper King 20-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon struggling, 10th of 13, 6l behind Street Power (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Bold Diva 13-2 (9-1) Steadied start, held up in rear, wide into straight 2f out, soon ridden, ran on final furlong, not reached leaders, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Hollow Jo (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcap (6) pol in Feb.
Alfredtheordinary 16-1 (9-1) Led 1f, stayed tracking leader, lost 2nd over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 13l behind Old Romney (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Too Grand 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division, ridden 3f out, no impression, 9th of 12, 7l behind Ardent Prince (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Lancaster Lad (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden along halfway, headway when edged left over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind General Tufto (8-6) at Southwell 1m app hcp (6) fbs in Feb.
Safe Investment (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon tracked leaders, ridden and weakened quickly 3f out, last of 12, 25l behind Not Now Lewis (8-10) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Feb '08.
Fairly Honest 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leader 2f, stayed prominent, quickened to lead inside final furlong, driven out and held on well (hand timed), won at Kempton 1m stk (7) pol in Feb beating Zabeel House (9-7) by a hd, 11 ran.
Cavalry Guard (USA) 11-2co-fav (8-6) Held up in rear, headway to mid division 4f out, lost place over 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Silidan (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Sharps Gold 40-1 (9-4) Dropped in from wide draw, held up in rear, switched right to inside and headway over 1f out, hard ridden and ran on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Kempton 7f Stks (41-45) (7) pol in Feb beating Moorside Diamond (9-7) by a nk, 1.
Suhayl Star (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Keen, chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Jessica Wigmo (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Feb.