Thanks for your response. Funnily I have the surpass offer in the Amex Offer & Benefits section of my green card.
DP - I got approved for the Cap1 Venture card with CL 15k.
I had opened a Cap1 Khols in 2018 that got closed in Oct 2020 by Cap1. May be Cap1 did not think my file is thin.
I was pre-approved for the Quick Silver which is their premier product that gave me the courage to take a punt. Keeping in mind if it gets declined I could have gone for the CIP or Amex Hilton Surpass (already pre-approved).
Someone on Reddit posted DP from 2015 to 2019....and I filtered the results and that gave me the confidence to apply.