Lexington Bay's most recent win on the level came in an amateur's event and Wyborne will need a big step up on his maiden win over track and trip. Assizes has a bit to prove on last year's form and Northside Prince still looks high enough in the weights considering he hasn't won since 2010. The Tiger has the beating of Hanoverian Baron on collateral form as he returns to the Flat and Saoi is not easily overlooked despite another 4lb rise for finishing second at Lingfield last time. Course specialist FLYING POWER continued his steady progress with a third victory over track and trip last month and John Norton's charge may come out best again in a competitive handicap.
The Tiger 18-1 (8-5) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, some headway, never a factor, 16th of 23, 14l behind Art Scholar (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) gd in Nov.
Flying Power 4-1fav (9-7) Tracked leader, took keen hold, challenged inside final furlong, kept on to lead narrowly last 25 yards, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb beating Illustrious Forest (8-13) by hd, 11 ran.
Saoi (USA) 3-1 (9-5) Keen tracked leaders, headway over 1f out, driven and ran on towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 9, hd behind Harry Buckle (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Northside Prince (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 3f out until 2f out, driven inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Honest Deal (8-8) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Feb.
Hanoverian Baron 6-1 (8-11) Held up in last pair in touch, ridden over 1f out, no impression until switched outside and ran on well final 120 yards, went 2nd post, not reach winner, 2nd of 6, nk behind Loyalty (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Assizes 9-1 (8-5) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 8l behind Blazing Speed (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Oct.
Wyborne Evensfav (9-5) Chased leader, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Pullmen (9-8) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Lexington Bay (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Held up in touch on outside, headway under pressure over 3f out, soon chased leading pair and ridden, stayed on inside final furlong to lead towards finish, all out, won at York 1m 4f am hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct beating All Annalena (10-12) by 3/4l, 7 ran.