CURIOUS MIND makes her handicap debut having scored over a mile here on her introduction. Expected to improve for today's longer distance, Sir Mark Prescott's unexposed filly gets the vote. Jacobs Son went close over 1m3f here last week and the course and distance winner looks a threat back on a winning mark. A Little Bit Dusty gets his first taste of the Fibresand having won on the Polytrack twice this year while Flamingo Beat handles the track but hasn't raced since October. Naburn may finish closer than his previous attempt on this surface but the veteran Docofthebay is on the downgrade and a doubtful stayer.
A Little Bit Dusty 20-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, steady headway 4f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb beating Doldrums (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Curious Mind 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, headway to lead over 2f out, stayed on well, won at Southwell 1m mdn fll (5) fbs in Dec beating Marble Statuette (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Jacobs Son Evensfav (9-5) Soon led narrowly, headed over 4f out, tracked leader, ridden when hampered and switched right entering final 2f, every chance entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Handsome Stranger (8-9) at Southwell 1m 3f app hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Flamingo Beat 7-2 (9-3) Led, ridden and pressed over 2f out, edged left entering final furlong, driven and headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Yasir (9-4) at Leicester 1m 4f (6) sft in Oct.
Docofthebay (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Slowly away, pushed along in rear, outpaced over 4f out, driven over 2f out, some late headway, 5th of 9, 12l behind The Great Gabrial (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Feb.
Naburn 16-1 (10-0) Dwelt, mid-division, pushed along over 7f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, well behind Toughness Danon (9-9) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.