1>Caspian Prince hasn't any form on this new surface but does seem a better horse at sprint distances and quite versatile with its running style.
2>Tarooq ran well last time out when finishing well into third place from a draw near the rails, which didn't suit in the race and it was its first run since June, that was at Lingfield and if it can transfer that time to this course it would be third top rated.
3>Pretend is a three-year-old that may find this trip too sharp and may find things happening all too quickly even though it usually likes to either track the leaders or lead.
4>Badr Al Badoor has returned a reasonable time at this course but over seven-furlongs and its time from Kempton at this trip is quite slow. It likes to be held up so maybe wants a longer distance.
5>Boom The Groom comes out fourth on my figures but that was at Lingfield but both courses now have the same surface. This horse is either held up or tracks the early pace.
6>Ballista is my second top rated and can either lead or chase the leaders but hasn't quite been in the best of form lately but its last run when it finished fifth was a very fast run race and its own time was its best for a while.
7>Secondo who is my top rated. It dropped down to class three last time out to gain some confidence by regaining its winning ways and quickly raised up again. It usually tracks the leaders or is held up and can stay on the strongest.
8>Fairway To Heaven can be held up or track the early pace but is held by Boom The Groom on recent form and they carry the same weights here.
9>Saint Pois hasn't run in this country before but did return a fast time in France on the all-weather over six and a half furlongs, so could be a hidden danger, especially being a three-year-old.
10>Bond Fastrac hasn't been in form lately and that was in class three and four races so doubt this step up to class two will suit.
SUMMARY: I've got to go along with the top rated and that's SECONDO 6/1. Robert Stephens' horse can be held up or track the pace, depending how the race is run, and then stay on strongly at the finish.
5:50 + 6:20 Wolverhampton - Two divisions of the same race and I'm of the feeling trainer Tony Carroll has set out to win it. He entered two horses, and as usual when a race is split into two divisions, he's now got a horse in each race. In the 5:50 Wolverhampton the selection is the top weight SPRAY TAN 5/1 who usually tracks the leaders and I've got him marked down as a potential dark horse so should have a good chance here. In the 6:20 Wolverhampton - the stable has Warm Order who is a three-year-old so could be open to some improvement but I've only got it down as my second top rated so I have to go with the top rated QUALITY ART 8/1 who is very versatile with its running style.
Secondo 8/1 3rd
Spray Tan 11/2 1st
Quality Art 12/1 3rd