A maximum field of 14 runners, but with a couple of horses to focus upon. Archipeligo
bolted up over C&D earlier in the month and that form looks solid enough with the runner up going in at Nottingham since. Iain Jardine has countered a savage 11lb rise with the use of 7lb claimer Jamie Gormley (ridden most of his career winners at this track), so he could feasibly go in again. However, strong preference is for another recent C&D winner AUSPICION
. His trainer always felt that he'd stay this trip, and he took full advantage of a good AW mark to defeat Henpecked
recently, and connections will surely be content with just a 4lb rise. Luck in running might be the chief concern from a wide draw, but he's a confident selection nevertheless.