Bin Singspiel failed to quicken up when a strongly-supported runner-up at Yarmouth last time and this looks a tougher task for him, though he remains one to be interested in. Poetic Verse has been in blinding form on various artificial surfaces throughout the winter and now is asked to reproduce that improvement returned to Turf. Guaranteed fitness will serve her well and she holds EL MASSIVO on Polytrack form. However, the latter appeals as a potential improver after just the four runs and should appreciate the move to a natural surface. The Fallon booking strengthens his case and he's a hopeful choice in a tricky finale as Jebril may struggle off top weight and Relentless looked rather quirky at Southwell last time and is now tried in blinkers.
Jebril (FR) 9-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind High Troja (9-1) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Bin Singspiel 11-10fav (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, soon ridden and no impression until stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Gabrial The Master (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) gd.
Poetic Verse 7-2 (9-7) Held up, good headway on outer approaching 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Handiwork (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Paddy's Saltantes (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, effort on outer over 2f out, soon every chane, ridden to lead inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec beating Grendisar (9-0) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
El Massivo (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Steadied start, held up in last pair, headway 4f out, went 3rd travelling well over 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to dispute lead 1f out, every chance until no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Poetic Verse (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Relentless 4-7fav (8-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd and keen, went 2nd over 2f out, soon ridden and hung left, one pace, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Glenreef (8-0) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Mar.
Tigerish 50-1 (9-3) Raced keenly, tracked leaders on outside, effort 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Horsted Keynes (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.