Haadeeth can either be held up or track the leaders and comes out joint third on my ratings. I doubt if it will be involved in the finish. I'm surprised this gelding is priced as short as 11/4 second favourite. Hazard Warning is a hold up horse but may find this trip on the short side. I doubt it is fast enough to get involved. West Coast Dream usually tracks the leaders but has produced slow times over course and distance. Your
Gifted is the other joint third top rated but doesn't look good enough. If Time For Lambrini leads it may be hard to catch. I'm surprised it's the outsider of the field. However, it hasn't been showing its best form lately. ROSE GARNET can either track the leaders or be held up. My top rated with a good jockey on board.
SUMMARY: A tactical affair if Time For Lambrini doesn't set the pace. If leading, Rose Garnet will be the only one to catch it. A bet at 7/2.
2:40 Wolverhampton - Intrepid has several things against it today: a probability it may need the run after a 184 day absence, need for a longer distance to show its best, and may prefer a faster surface. Its odds of 11/1 reflect its chance. Loud hasn't shown much all-weather form apart from a slow-ish time at Southwell over the distance. It likes to track the leaders. Bogsnog comes out joint fourth. Go Far likes to track the leaders and is the other fourth joint top rated. I doubt it will be involved in the finish. Top Cop has only shown poor all weather form but is versatile with its tactics. POINT NORTH likes to track the leaders and is well berthed in stall three to cover any moves by others. Invigilator can either be held up or track the leaders and comes out second on my figures. This gelding is in good form and won last time out. Laylas Hero is another hold up type and comes out third on my ratings.
SUMMARY: I expect the early pace to from Bogsnog or Top Cop. It's doubtful if either can hold on to win or even even make the frame. Point North (9/2) looks like it should be able to sit just off the pace and prove the strongest. (E.R.I.C.)