Street Parade has dropped to an attractive mark and he was unlucky not to cash in over five furlongs here last time. A slow start meant he was further back than ideal in a steadily-run race and, despite finishing strongly, he was unable to overhaul the well-placed winner, going down by a neck. That effort showed Street Parade is back to his very best and he still looks attractively handicapped from just a 2 lb higher mark. Trainer Stuart Williams has his string in fine form and it would be disappointing if Street Parade fails to secure compensation for his near-miss last time.
Becker has undergone a revival of late and took advantage of a falling mark over this course and distance in December. He looked a bit rusty on that first start for nine months but found plenty for pressure to lead near the line. He then ran at least as well in defeat at Kempton last time, travelling like the best horse at the weights but having to make his challenge from further back than ideal. That runner-up effort confirmed he is in excellent heart and he can make amends here granted a strong pace.
Queen Aya showed some promise when finishing third in a Windsor maiden on her third outing, and, while she has yet to replicate that form in handicap company, it is still early days in her career. The three-year-old shaped better than the result would suggest when last seen at Lingfield in September, coming home towards the rear after racing wider than ideal. However, she has since had a break and undergone wind surgery, so could prove to be a different proposition on her return. She does not look badly treated based on her Windsor effort.
*All odds correct at time of publication