KIWI BAY can confirm Spring Mile form with Tartan Gunna and land this prize, with Harrison George, Fastnet Storm and Ezdeyaad others for the shortlist. Michael Dods hasn't had a winner yet this season which is a slight concern but any lack of stable form didn't stop this horse running well at Doncaster on his first start. He was over a length ahead of Tartan Guna that day and a solitary pound turnaround in the weights shouldn't alter those placings, especially as Mark Johnston's runner had race-fitness on his side. Our pick is a course and distance winner who acts on this ground, arrives in form and remains capable of better this season. Tartan Gunna may still be able to gain some prize money for connections as he's only a pound higher than his last winning mark and seems suited by a mile, despite having won over seven and nine furlongs too. Joe Fanning has won a couple of times on the horse and he looks primed to run another good race. Harrison George ran with great credit in The Lincoln and hails from the hottest yard in training, so he's got to be considered. The gelding has been left on the same mark following that run which is less of a concern than the fact he's not yet won beyond seven furlongs and that's reason enough for us to look elsewhere. Fastnet Storm can be hard to pass when on song and he's won over course and distance, but Tom Tate's runner makes his reappearance and has needed his first run of the season in the past. Ezdeyaad was beaten by the narrowest of margins on his sole start here and could reward each-way backers at a nice price. He hails from a yard in form and that helps to negate the concern that he may need this first run of the year. Jesse James has just his second start for this yard and is capable of better following just seven starts whereas Daaweitza looks harshly treated on the turf and needs further. Rainbow Mirage is of more interest than Daaweitza having had a run to put him spot on for this as he's an out-and-out miler, but Kiwi Bay remains the one we want to be on.
Harrison George (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 21, 17l behind Penitent (9-2) at Doncaster 1m hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in Mar.
Fastnet Storm (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Secrecy (9-6) at Newmarket 1m hcp 105 (2) gd in Oct.
Moheebb (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Keen, close up, ridden 3f out, soon beaten, last of 5, 10l behind Spruce (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.
Tartan Gunna 20-1 (9-10) Raced towards stands side, dwelt, in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 19, 4l behind Irish Heartbeat (9-8) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) sft in Mar.
Medici Pearl 33-1 (8-11) Held up, never a factor, 17th of 20, 25l behind Light From Mars (8-13) at York 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Kiwi Bay 10-1 (9-6) Raced far side, in rear, headway to lead that group over 1f out, kept on , no chance with stands side, 5th of 19, 2 3/4l behind Irish Heartbeat (9-8) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) sft in Mar.
Wigwam Willie (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 19l behind Orchard Supreme (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Mar.
Jesse James (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Chased leader until entering final furlong, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Starluck (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar.
Rainbow Mirage (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 6l behind Mafeking (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar.
Persian Peril 9-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 11l behind Stand Guard (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.
Marvo 11-1 (8-2) Held up in rear, not clear run over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 12l behind Secrecy (9-6) at Newmarket 1m hcp 105 (2) gd in Oct.
Daaweitza 50-1 (9-0) Keen, in touch, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 43l behind Merchant Of Dubai (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f stks (2) gs in Mar.
Royal Power (IRE) (8-9) 98th of 13, 6l behind Livandar (8-9) at Cagnes-sur-Mer(FR) 6f stk std in Feb.
Handsome Falcon 11-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Wing Play (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Oct.
Ezdeyaad (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 19, 8l behind Felday (9-4) at York 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.