Lightly-raced maiden on Flat. 22/1, ran creditably back down in trip after 17 months off when second of 7 in handicap at this C&D 24 days ago, well positioned. Can build on that here.
Improved on recent efforts to win 11-runner handicap hurdle at Plumpton (15.9f, good, 7/1) 36 days ago, forging clear. Modest on the Flat, respectable on last run. Merits consideration.
Twelve runs since last win in 2019. 4/1, again not seen to very best effect when third of 12 in handicap at this C&D 22 days ago, never nearer. Can make presence felt.
Well held after 10 months off when ninth of 13 in handicap at Southwell (14.1f, 80/1) 7 days ago.
Thrice-raced maiden. Looked rusty making handicap/fibresand debut after 25 months off when sixth of 13 in handicap (22/1) at Southwell (12.1f) 15 days ago. Must improve.
Lightly-raced maiden. Seventh of 9 in handicap (22/1) at Southwell (12.1f) 26 days ago. Makes tapeta debut.
Twenty five runs since last win in 2017. 50/1, sixth of 11 in handicap at this course (9.5f) 22 days ago, slowly away. Back up in trip. Others more persuasive.
15/2, below form after 8 weeks off when tenth of 11 in handicap at Kempton (12f) 70 days ago. Needs a couple of these to falter.
Thrice-raced maiden. Last of 10 in minor event at this course (6.1f, 150/1), slowly away. Off 10 months. Significantly up in trip. Makes handicap debut.
Course winner. Twenty runs since last win in 2019. 11/1, returned to form when third of 13 in handicap at Chelmsford City (10f) 31 days ago, nearest finish. Back up in trip. Expected to be bang there.
Visored for 1st time, respectable fifth of 12 in handicap (33/1) at Hamilton (9.2f, soft). Off 115 days. Significantly back up in trip. Cheekpieces back on.
Lightly-raced maiden. 12/1, unlucky not to finish closer when sixth of 15 on handicap debut at Chelmsford City (10f) 59 days ago, headway when denied a run early in straight. Up in trip.
Cafe Sydney (10/3), Muftakker (4/1), Splash Of Verve (13/2), Villanelle (17/2), Stevie Mckeane (17/2), Global Wonder (9/1), Henry's Conquest (9/1), Maghfoor (12/1), Miss Sligo (12/1), Dorset Blue (20/1), About Glory (40/1), Dandy Lass (150/1)
SPLASH OF VERVE hasn't won for a while now, but his third at Chelmsford last month suggested that could be about to change as he finished with a rattle late on. With Luke Morris taking over in the saddle, he looks set to go very close upped further in trip. Global Wonder impressed when scoring over timber last month and must be feared from this mark, with Cafe Sydney another to consider.