Eight runners on the straight five furlong course so the draw will have little influence,
1—Among Angels hasn't run on any all weather course so very little to work with but it has won on soft going on turf so could be a hidden danger here and not easily dismissed.
2—Oriental Relation is my fourth top rated so could make the frame and one that could prosper if the early pace is to fast.
3—Desert Command has only recorded a slow time here over this distance and looks to prefer a longer trip to show its best so could get outpaced here.
4—Crosse Fire usually likes to track the leaders but its best time only makes it my fifth top rated and would need others to falter to make the frame.
5—Sleepy Blue Ocean is my joint top rated and one of three known front runners in the race and if they set the right pace could have the race to themselves.
6—Uptight is another possible front runner but hasn't run on this course and from its turf form I think it might be better over a faster surface so may not be quick enough to lead against these.
7—Bapakbangsawan is the third possible front runner and also the other joint top rated and looks like it has a good chance.
8—Borough Boy usually like to be close to the pace without actually leading and comes out third on my own speed figures.
SUMMARY: I'm expecting SLEEPY BLUE OCEAN 5/1 and BAPAKBANGSAWAN 16/1 to battle each other at the front of the race and as long as they don't cut each others throats by going too fast they should have the race between them and are quite a few spots ahead of the rest of the field on times but the top weight Among Angels does look a possible hidden danger but not according to the betting and I'm going with the proven as usual but I do think the winner will come from these three but will be backing Sleepy Blue Ocean and a smaller each way bet on Bapakbangsawan to make a profit whichever one does the business.
Bapakbangsawan 25/1 7th
Sleepy Blue Ocean 15/2 8th