2 — Frangarry may really find this distance on the short side to show its best even though it is my fifth top rated and stall ten isn't going to help its cause and may get outpaced early on and then be staying on at the finish but it may be too late.
3 — Simply Black isn't rated in my top five and hasn't run for three hundred and fifty days so may need this run for fitness as its not won after returning from a break before.
4 — Charlie Lad I've got this marked down as my fourth top rated but its best time from last year would move it into second spot so cant be dismissed lightly and could finish in the frame if improving just a few spots from its best this year.
5 — Give Us A Belle is the second of my possible front runners and this horse is very much in and out with its form and is second or third top rated but last time out when I didn't lead it seemed to sulk and was quickly tailed off for the second run on the trot so I'm not quite sure which horse will turn up here.
6 — Extreme Supreme is my third top rated and this is despite me thinking its a better horse on a slower surface, which in reality shows how poor the race is) and usually likes to track the leaders not convinced it will get a clear early run from stall five but could make the frame if it does.
7 — Eland Ally is another that I think is a better horse on a slower surface and here its not in my top four speed figures and will do well to get a good early position from stall nine.
8 — Fuel Injection is the third horse I think is better on a slower surface, it usually likes to track the leaders but isn't in my top four ratings so will need some luck and others to under perform to be involved in the finish.
9 — Quantom Dot is the third known front running type drawn in stall seven so could be up with the pace early doors if not actually leading but its final times don't put it in my top four so will something to go amiss with others to feature here.
10 — Harper's Ruby eventually got its act together last time with a change of tactics out when breaking its duck after fourteen runs to lead all the way over this course and distance beating Charlie Lad who was the short priced favourite that day and at the weights it ought to be able to keep the placings the same, its got stall three so should be able to either lead or get a good early position.
SUMMARY: The selection is HARPER'S RUBY 7/1 who changed tactics last time out to lead all the way over this course and distance and from stall three ought to have a good chance to lead again here and if it does get to the front could be very hard to catch, it beat Charlie Lad, my fourth top rated last time out quite comfortably by two lengths and is weighted to beat it again, Give Us A Belle needs to show a return to form to make the frame but might sulk again with three other front runners in the race, Extreme Supreme will need some degree of luck from stall five to make the frame but capable if getting a run.
Harper's Ruby 7/1 Unp