HILLBILLY BOY recorded a double on the Polytrack last month before finishing a well-beaten second on the Fibresand at Southwell a week ago. Back on this surface, Bill Turner's charge can return to winning ways. By contrast, Misleading Promise scored at Southwell last month but has yet to win in 10 starts on Polytrack and drops back in distance today. Minimee gets first-time headgear applied but Shearian makes more appeal on the back of last week's victory at Kempton.
Hillbilly Boy (IRE) 11-8fav (8-12) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 2nd of 4, 9l behind Hiddon Coin (9-7) at Southwell 7f 3yo clm stks (6) fbs in Feb.
Minimee 5-1 (8-13) Chased leader until 2f out, soon dropped to 4th, weakened final furlong, last of 4, 6l behind Poet's Prospect (9-3) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Misleading Promise (IRE) 5-4fav (9-4) Held up in 5th, driven and headway on outside 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Entrapping (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Feb.
Shearian 10-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb beating Close Together (9-7) by 1/2l, 14 ran.