The form of TELLOVOI's game Southwell success looks fairly strong with the third winning twice subsequently and, already proven on this different surface, he rates the one to beat. Joey's Destiny warrants plenty of respect lining up off the same mark as when third in a similar C&D event last time (Corporal Maddox fifth), especially with Russell Harris taking 7lb off his back, while Compass Hill is an interesting player on his first start for the stable that won this race last year. Prediction : 1st Tellovoi 2nd Joeys Destiny 3rd Compass HillBet £10 get £20!
John Gosden saddled the winner of this contest 12 months ago and he appears to have another cracking chance with DALTREY this time around. The son of Iffraaj has steadily been edging closer to the target and is sure to go close if running up to his rating of 79. Michael Corleone, Secret Return and Musbaq have also shaped with plenty of promise in previous starts and all three warrant respect, while Servilia is worth a market check at least ahead of her debut. Prediction : 1st Daltrey 2nd Michael Corleone 3rd Secret Return
The form of FLORA TRISTAN's one-length defeat at Chelmsford represents the best form on offer and, open to further improvement, she might be able to land the spoils. Breaking Records improved from his first to second start and should give Josephine Gordon a good spin, while Mearing merits consideration being stepped up in trip with first-time cheekpieces equipped. Newcomers Stapleford, Sounds Approving and Where's Mummy add further spice to the race. Prediction : 1st Flora Tristan 2nd Breaking Records 3rd Mearing
Two-time course winner Bosham is handicapped to go close if back to his best, though he is likely to face plenty of competition for the lead here against ACCLAIM THE NATION. The five-year-old is unexposed as a sprinter and was second on his only start on the all-weather on debut two years ago. He has a 270-day layoff to overcome, but did win after an absence at Doncaster in April. Liquid continues to improve on Tapeta, while Logi is interesting on stable bow for Rebecca Bastiman.Prediction : 1st Acclaim The Nation 2nd Bosham 3rd LiquidBet £10 Get £30 + 30 Free Spins!
First-time cheekpieces and a first try on Tapeta made all the difference to GREAT RETURN at this venue nine days ago when the son of New Approach sauntered home by seven lengths to make a mockery of his mark of 60. With the five-year-old set to go up further in future, it is no surprise to see him turned out so quickly under a 6lb penalty. Luv U Whatever did it well at Chelmsford five days ago but has a big weight to carry now, while London Glory looks best of the remainder.Prediction : 1st Great Return 2nd Luv U Whatever 3rd London Glory
CHERRY OAK was touched off by under a length when second over 6f at Newcastle last time and is expected to go one better now dropping back in distance. Swissie is only 4lb higher than when scoring over this trip at Newcastle last time could be the one to put up most resistance, though Rock On Baileys commands respect after an authoritative success at Chelmsford in November and could also be primed for a big run.Prediction : 1st Cherry Oak 2nd Swissie 3rd Rock On Baileys
MONTAGUE was claimed out of the Jamie Osborne yard after winning at this track last month and can be expected to improve now in the care of David O'Meara. The step back up in trip is also considered a positive for him given he is a C&D winner. Our Man In Havana rarely runs a bad race and could give the selection most to think about on these terms, while Immortal Romance could feasibly play a minor role if improving for this step up in distance.Prediction : 1st Montague 2nd Our Man In Havana 3rd Immortal Romance