Blinkers are applied for the first time to Byron Gala, a runner-up at Kempton on his reappearance. He's proven a shade headstrong in the past and will be trying to avoid a battle for the lead with the front-running Maxie T. The latter failed to make all at Lingfield last time when Masterpaver swept by in the closing stages to finish a close-up third. Alan Bailey's charge has leading claims of adding to his earlier hat-trick but another chance goes to the less-exposed ZAMRA. She ran well for second behind the progressive Tizlove Regardless when stepped up to today's distance and may well land a quick double for her yard if the previous race went to plan.
Masterpaver 7-4fav (9-5) Keen close up, pushed along over 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, hung right under pressure inside final furlong, headed and lost two places near finish, 3rd of 5, nk behind Captain Mo (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Zamra (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Went right start tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, edged left towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Tizlove Regardless (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Maxie T 3-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 1 1/2l behind Captain Mo (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb.
Byron Gala 4-5fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, switched inside and effort inside final 2f, soon ridden and edged right, led 1f out, kept on, headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Kraka Gym (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.