Lord P came out on top with something to spare when opening his account at Southwell last month, cruising through the race before easing clear to win by just under three lengths. He should go on improving and will prove tough to beat under a 6 lb penalty.
Inevitable Outcome has been unfortunate not to finish closer on her last couple of outings as she was denied a clear run over this course and distance last month, and then got loose before the race at Lingfield last time.
She still shaped promisingly at Lingfield, however, running on late to claim second, and she looks capable of going one better here from a 1 lb lower mark.
Law of Peace showed plenty of ability in defeat on his first two starts, and he is taken to bounce back from a disappointing effort at Leicester last time. Affable, Hover and Lexington Force are all interesting newcomers with something to recommend them, but Law of Peace sets a decent standard and is expected to get off the mark.
Home Before Dusk produced a career best to quickly resume winning ways at Wolverhampton in December, where he was suited by the emphasis on speed over a longer trip and showed a good turn of foot up the inner.
He was far from disgraced when third in a minor event on disadvantageous terms in a competitive affair at Newcastle last month, and he looks the one to side with back on a good mark.
After a couple of below-par efforts following a lengthy absence, Bobby Wheeler fared much better when runner-up at Wolverhampton last month, doing enough to suggest he retains most of his ability.
He looks potentially well treated if able to build on that performance and holds solid claims on the pick of his form, particularly with Adam Kirby, who was aboard last time, in the saddle again.
Starfighter failed to meet expectations on his final two starts last year, but he bounced back at Lingfield when second on his all-weather debut last month.
The winner enjoyed the run of the race but Starfighter shaped well in the face of an insufficient test and should appreciate this step back up in trip. He makes plenty of appeal in first-time cheek-pieces.
Hindaam showed improved form to get off the mark on her handicap debut before progressing further to follow up at Lingfield, showing a good attitude for one still relatively inexperienced. She is open to further improvement and is taken to land the hat-trick on her first run for William Jarvis having left Owen Burrows.
Star of Athena looked a bit awkward under pressure at Wolverhampton last month, but the application of a first-time visor and tongue strap could have a positive impact and she looks worth another chance now dropped in class.
Stablemate Estrela Star wasn’t seen to best effect over this course and distance last time having been further back than ideal, but he could bounce back to form and is also of interest.