It's hard to make a strong case for any of these. Hidden Link has gone backwards since scoring at Wolverhampton in January and Tebbit was well beaten in a claimer on his recent return to action. Limoges finished a bit closer on her latest start but Warrant Officer posted another poor effort last time. Marmot Bay was engaged to run here yesterday and the speculative vote goes to MUDAAWEM. He has to be forgiven a below par run at Wolverhampton last month but gets another chance dropping down a grade today.
Hidden Link 6-1 (9-7) Keen tracked leaders, went 2nd 7f out until over 5f out, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 4th of 5, 23l behind Tebee's Oasis (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Tebbit (USA) 3-1 (9-0) Tracked winner until ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, last of 3, 6l behind It's Only Business (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Feb.
Mudaawem (USA) 4-1 (8-8) Dwelt led after 1f, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, soon weakened, last of 3, 16l behind Diletta Tommasa (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Marmot Bay (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Bumped leaving stalls, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Batchworth Lady (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Warrant Officer 14-1 (8-10) Chased leading pair until 4f out, soon ridden, hung left under pressure and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 20l behind Flying Tempo (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Limoges 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division, effort 3f out, no impression final furlong, 11th of 14, 4l behind Shearian (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.