FLAT OUT JAYVIEN lost little in defeat when a half-length second over 6 1/2f here last time and he might be able to go one better today. Platinum Nugget ran well for a long way over half a furlong further latest and this drop back in trip will help his cause, while Racing Raven also warrants respect on his return to sprinting duty.
Take Your Place won gamely over 6f here last time and should go close with a repeat display, but LEAP TO GLORY shades the verdict following his pleasing third-placed effort in a much stronger 6f course event. Bootlegger is unlikely to be far away either.
Bassman Dave, Holey Matrimony and Alphalfa are all respected newcomers, while Suremoney will be looking to make his experience count. However, TIZGAME made a debut full of promise when runner-up over 6f here and normal improvement will make him extremely difficult to beat.
Roses From Ben and Give Me A Hug have both shown glimpses of ability in this company, while Flying Pleasantly finished an honourable third last time and can't be ruled out either. However, preference is for STARRY ROSE, who has been operating at a higher level in her two outings so far and could have too much talent for the opposition here.
Thinkingofglenn was a surprise winner last time and has a bit to prove on this step up in class. Therefore, it may pay to side with the stakes experience of NANCYSAIDSO, who is dangerous at this sort of level. Countable and Movie Score are others to note.
PIER FORTY has rattled the crossbar on his last two outings and has a great chance of going one better now. Disciplanarian caught the eye when second on debut, with consistent pair Top Of The Mint and Bebe Banker others who are considered.
Real Dan impressed when winning on debut but has clearly been difficult to train and might just need this first run back. Sams Last Ghasp is unexposed and Dublin Green is noted, but SHAMROCK KID is one to trust and his recent form stacks up.
STORM RISING, who makes plenty of appeal on pedigree, won on debut in the style of a very talented filly and, despite her lack of experience, can land this allowance heat second time up. Out Of Orbit and Free Kitty look the main dangers.
POKER GAME opened his account in good style here in January and there should be more to come from this progressive three-year-old, who represents the powerful Steven Asmussen barn. Bettor Bank On It and Brown Essence are others to note.