A tricky maiden to judge but CORRES has fitness on his side after some encouraging runs so gets our narrow verdict while Zenarinda will hold claims if training on this season and Aspro Mavro sets the standard from a yard in form. The pick has been progressive in three starts so far with the latest coming on similar ground at Doncaster last week. Given that he should improve again and doesn't have to find much to score here he gets the call with that edge of fitness. Zenarinda also mildly improved in a couple of runs both coming last season. She should improve again and the form from those starts looks encouraging but we will wait and see if she has trained on well this year. Aspro Marvo is from the on-form John Gosden yard and will also be sharp for this after his own run also at Doncaster last week. The form looks good from that race but he might just be vulnerable to an improver. Zakeeta looks the most interesting newcomer and has enough in her family tree to suggest a good first showing but Corres has experience and looks progressive.
Aspro Mavro (IRE) 7-2fav (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Red Jade (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Mar.
Corres (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) In touch, progress 3f out, ridden edged right and kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Senate (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Mar.
Two Certainties Zamindar gelding out of Ipsa Loquitur.
Widezain (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 14, 9l behind Wigmore Hall (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Sep.
Inpursuitoffreedom 10-11fav (8-1) Held up, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Brooklands Bay (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Marrimeclaire (IRE) Spartacus filly out of Salty Air.
Sternian 14-1 (8-0) Prominent until over 3f out, 9th of 10, well behind Parhelion (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
Zakeeta (IRE) Intikhab filly out of Julianne.
Zenarinda 50-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and outpaced 2f out, rallied, ran on towards finish, 4th of 11, 4l behind Bullet Train (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.