2- Arctic Lynx has no recent course form - so no rating. It usually tracks the leaders so could be a hidden danger if taking to the course.
3- Top Cop also has no recent course form but hasn't been in form and may need the run for fitness, so I doubt this one will be involved in the finish.
4- Shawkantango may prefer a slower surface and tracks the leaders but isn't in my top seven. Its two latest runs have both been at Southwell and I doubt it can reproduce those runs here.
5- Pearl Noir also likes to track the leaders and isn't in my top six ratings despite having already run on the new surface I'm not convinced it really likes the surface.
6- Oscar's Journey can track the leaders or lead but has no recent course form and may need the run for fitness but if fit could be a hidden danger but stall ten isn't great.
7- Mukaynis may find this trip too short and can be held up or as may be needed here, it can track the leaders.
8- Simply Black prefers to track the leaders and is well drawn in stall one to gain a good early position. It comes out top of my ratings when deducting the seven-pound allowance Josh Doyle takes off and he looks worth his claim.
9- West Coast Dream is another possible leader or it can track the early pace and comes out fourth on my ratings and its drawn in stall three so got the best draw of the possible leaders.
10- Lexington Rose also likes to track the leaders and is my third top but may need some luck being drawn in stall four the front runners may not leave him much room early on.
11- Give Us A Belle is my second top rated and likes to chase the leaders and drawn in stall six. It could be another squeezed for room early on and then not be able to reproduce its best form.
12- Your Gifted can be held up or track the leaders and is just outside my top four ratings but a stall twelve draw may not help.
13- Mr Mo Jo could be a hidden danger as it's another possible leader and is drawn in stall eight but its time leaves it just outside my top four but may make the frame.
SUMMARY: A couple of front runners that should ensure there's a fast early pace and Oscars Journey, one of the possible leaders could also be a hidden danger, as could Mr Mo Jo but it needs a significant amount of improvement to win but both are capable of making the frame. As usual I'm sticking with the top rated so SIMPLY BLACK 10/1 has to be the selection and the price says its an each-way bet.
Simply Black 10/1 Unp