Recent Bath winner MISS FERNANDA gets the nod, having improved with each of her three starts.
Fellow last-time-out winners Ready Freddie Go and Black Sparrow are respected, particularly the latter, while Roydmoor and Silent Queen could also be involved.
Wild Flower is greatly respected despite her wide draw, while Lethal Blast also enters calculations, but perhaps HEARTSTAR is worth another chance. Her Bath win was achieved in determined fashion and she can quickly put her Beverley disappointment behind her.
Plenty went wrong for Captain Ryan here on Friday and he would be a contender granted a smoother passage.
Hard Solution comes here in peak form and is considered, while a case can be made for Dark Side Dream and Capla Spirit at this level too.
WADE’S MAGIC was well in command over C&D 11 days ago though and a 6lb rise in the weights may not be sufficient to prevent him from following up.
A competitive handicap in which the majority have something to recommend them. Blazing Hot is burning a hole in his supporter’s pockets, but he has enough ability to defy this mark and the step up to 7 furlongs could suit.
Javelin should give it another good go, but a repeat of the form FANCY FOOTINGS showed over C&D 11 days ago might be sufficient for him to go two places better.
A few of these are dangerous if returning to anything like their best, notably One Hart and Bravo Faisal, but HARBOUR VISION (NAP) went through the race with real gusto tried in cheekpieces eight days ago and he can defy a 7lb rise for that emphatic Doncaster success.
This is an easier race than the Beverley one in which CHRISTMAS NIGHT ran well last time and the majority of his form here gives him every chance of adding another all-weather win.
Air Of York may be the main danger though Freedom And Wheat and Watheer also have good runs in them.
The Charlie Hills-trained SMART CONNECTION has an attractive pedigree and can make a winning handicap debut, having shaped as though the step up in trip will be a positive.
Notion Of Time ran a promising race here recently and is feared most, while Casilli is an interesting contender in her first handicap.
My Brother Mike is in top form and holds obvious claims in his hat-trick bid, but a chance is taken on RICHARD R H B.
He bumped into two well-handicapped fellow three-year-olds when third of five at Haydock two starts ago and there is less emphasis on stamina today than when he was well beaten over 1m 4f on soft ground at Chepstow last time.
Things have yet to click for the Mark Johnston and Roger Varian three-year-olds Batalha and Swan River.
Tin Fandango, Reassurance, Blue Beirut and KAISAN all arrive on the back of placed efforts and the last-named, who is effective here, could be the one.
Blue Beirut is feared most, while unexposed handicap newcomer Dromiskin is one to watch in the betting.
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